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.



CELEBRATION EVENTS

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/


RECONCILIATION

Learn how Canada is working to address reconciliation and renew their relationship with Indigenous peoples here. Read more from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission here.


RESOURCES: ABORIGINAL AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN TORONTO

https://www.nativechild.org/student-resources/links

http://ncct.on.ca/community-resources/


GET INVOLVED IN DECOLONIZATION

OPIRG Toronto
http://www.opirgtoronto.org/current-action-groups/

No One Is Illegal
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/taxonomy/term/6

2018 Decolonizing Conference
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-decolonizing-conference-dialoguing-and-living-well-together-decolonization-and-insurgent-voices-tickets-42716744934

 

*Credit for the graphic in the image to:
MAAIINGAN Productions

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