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Jenny Blackbird drumming at Emmanuel College Colloquium March 2020

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge this sacred land on which Emmanuel College and the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for many thousands of years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and 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 Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to study, live, love and work in the community, on this territory. And so we seek to be mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.