Ullâkut! Boozhoo! Bonjour! Hello! Welcome everyone.
We would like to acknowledge that our events take place on sacred land. The Toronto/Tkaronto area is the territory of the Anishinaabe (including the Odawa, Saulteaux, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin peoples), the Haudenosaunee (comprised of the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca), the Huron-Wyandot, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
We acknowledge that these lands are home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island, and we are very grateful to be able to work and to present our music and art in these territories and on these lands. This acknowledgement asks us what we can do to work towards our own reconciliation with Indigenous People, and how we can be better stewards of the land. We are mindful of past broken covenants, and the negative effects that colonization and the exclusion of Indigenous people from Confederation have had on Indigenous people. We recognize the need for us all to work for justice and in cooperation and friendship with all people.