Tarragon Theatre would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which we gather and operate is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Tarragon Theatre and the city of Toronto are covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
The territory is also subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee 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 work in the community, on this territory.
Tarragon would also like to suggest taking some time with the NCTR – National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; A government site working to incorporate Indigenous perspectives, values, laws and protocols, creating something new and striving to decolonize and build on principles of respect, honesty, wisdom, courage, humility, love and truth.
We also suggest looking at these resources with some further information about Land Acknowledgments and their importance:
https://www.whose.land/en/ : Canada
https://native-land.ca/ : The world
Rethinking the Practice and Performance of Indigenous Land Acknowledgement: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/sites/ca.faculty-association/files/uploads/files/rethinking_the_practice_and_performance_of_indigenous_land_acknowledgement_a.pdf
A Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant exercise: https://canadianart.ca/features/how-to-share-stuff/
Talking Treaties: https://talkingtreaties.ca/