We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
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 bring together this gathering here.
We would like to invite you to a conversation in a circle around the question:
Q. What does the phrase DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND mean to you ?
We hope to make space to hear many voices, and we hope you will join us in making space to hear first from those whose peoples were here first…
About this event
This event is brought to you by MADx collective, a small group of friends who come together as people Indigenous to Turtle Island, and also as newcomers from many lands.
We don’t have answers but we do have lots of questions and we think its important and time to make spaces together in which we can speak, be heard and hear each other.
There will be no formal speeches or presentations but if you have something important you want to say and you want to have heard, let us know and ask for a slot, we’ll do our best to make space.