Acknowledging Traditional Territory

Presently The UNSETTLED HUNTER project is based in Toronto, Ontario. 

It is therefore imperative to acknowledge that the land on which the producer lives and works is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.*

 

*Portions of this text are copied from the CAUT Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory.