Happy National Indigenous People's Day
ArtReach acknowledges that the land on which we work is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
This 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 and live in this territory.
Free streaming of NIPD celebrations from across Canada// Saturday, June 23rd http://indigenousdaylive.ca/how-to-watch/
Toronto Indigenous Arts Festival// June 21st– 24th// Fort York https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/indigenous-arts-festival/
Annual NCCT Indigenous History Month Celebration// June 27th// Dundas Square http://ncct.on.ca/aboriginal-history-month-celebration/
RESOURCES: ABORIGINAL AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN TORONTO
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OPIRG Toronto http://www.opirgtoronto.org/current-action-groups/
No One Is Illegal http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/taxonomy/term/6
Credit for the graphic in the image to: MAAIINGAN Productions