Land Acknowledgement 

the plumb is situated on the traditional territory of multiple nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples, as well as many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island [1].

Tkaronto and the plumb exist within the One Dish One Spoon Treaty territory. As the name suggests, the treaty was created between First Nations groups as an agreement to peacefully share and take care of the land and resources [2]. We give thanks to the nations that have taken care of the land and allow us to live and work in Tkaronto and Canada.

At the same time, we recognize the injustices committed by the Canadian government and the ways in which we are complicit within a system that does not protect Indigenous land, lives, and voices. In particular, we recognize the benefits and privileges we derive from living and working on stolen land. We understand that reconciliation is not always wanted or possible, and we respect Indigenous people’s efforts to pursue decolonization by other means.

As a large and diverse collective, our reckonings with Indigenous and colonial history and culture are wide-ranging and continuously evolving, especially as we begin to seek meaningful partnerships with Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, Métis and 2Spirit artists and community workers. We are committed to providing a space and a platform for Indigenous voices within our community, and we welcome them to collaborate with us in our efforts at decolonizing the plumb.

[1]“Native Land.” Educational Map. Native Land Digital. 2015.

[2] DaCosta, Jamaias. “Toronto AKA Tkaronto Passes New City Council Protocol.” Muskrat Magazine. April 11, 2014.

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