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Indigenous People's Day 2022

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

ArtReach x Indigenous Artists in Tkaronto

ArtReach has had the privilege of funding, mentoring, and supporting Indigenous artists, arts workers, and community arts organizations in Tkaronto over the course of our 15+ years in operation. Today (and every day) ArtReach honours, celebrates, and recognizes the pasts, presents, and futures of Indigenous People from across Turtle Island.

While we do our best to support Indigenous art-makers, we know we can always do better. Want to have a conversation about how ArtReach can be more inclusive and accessible to Indigenous youth artists? Email us at

Why We Acknowledge the Land We're On

  • Land acknowledgements are an honest and necessary way to recognize the traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit territories of a place

  • Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current, ongoing process. It involves thinking about what happened in the past and what is still happening in the present, and what needs to be done to move towards equity

  • Providing land acknowledgement gives intentional time for reflection and demonstrates recognition and honouring of Indigenous lands, treaties, and people, people who have lived on this land for over 10,000 years

  • It’s a reminder that all people who live and work on this land are accountable, and that settlers are responsible for reconciliation and reparation

  • Learn more about the why and how of land acknowledgements here

Acknowledging This Land

  • We acknowledge that the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. We also acknowledge that Tkaronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit

  • You can learn about Treaty 13 here

Educate Yourself

Take Action

Support Indigenous Arts in Tkaronto

Indigenous Community in Tkaronto

Most, if not all, of the arts and community-based organizations listed above accept donations or have products for purchase. To support, please click the links directly to find information on how to donate or buy.


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