"We need to keep our families safe during this time. Sanitize your household, your hands, and remember to pray every day to the Creator.” - BATC Elders
In March of 2020 nîkihk was created to help distribute over 8000 household cleaning kits to combat the national shortage of sanitizing solutions.
We believe nîkihk that hand hygiene and safe cleaning solutions should be available to all communities.
CLEANING KITS SUPPLIED
(BATC) is a tribal council that was formed in the spring of 2007 with the original first nations of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Moosomin First Nation, Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Sweetgrass First Nation, and Stoney Knoll First Nation signing the Convention Act. Saulteaux First Nation joined in 2009 and Mosquito - Grizzly Bear's Head Lean - Man First Nation in 2014.
The word "nîkihk" comes from the Plains Cree language. It translates to the meaning "My Home".
Our name means "my home" because we take care in developing every product to be safe, quality tested, and we want our consumers to feel comfortable bringing our products into their own home.
25,000 Kits supplied to date throughout Saskatchewan.
nîkihk has supplied 17,050 Household Cleaning Kits to First Nations Communities to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
nîkihk creates products that everyone can enjoy and feel confident using each day.
Our products are quality controlled and batch tested to ensure you are receiving a product that is effective and efficient in helping you to clean and sanitize your home.
Our locally manufactured products help protect and clean our communities as well as create local jobs.
We value the earth and respect all of its animals. That is the reason why we make natural, bio-degradable, cruelty-free products.
Currently, nîkihk has a line of seven cleaning products that will be available to the public soon.
Our brand name and content are significant to Plains Cree culture and language.
Six of our products include scents of plants and herbs which are significant in Plains Cree usage.
Our company hopes to foster more interest and participation in indigenous languages and their usage.