Indigenous Peoples of Tkaronto

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF TKARONTO

The land I am standing on today is the traditional territory of many nations including 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. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

I acknowledge

Why do a land acknowledgement?

We do a land acknowledgement to honour the First People. By participating in one, you are acknowledging the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples in this area for time immemorial. It is a small but essential step towards Reconciliation and building a positive relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Download your own land acknowledgment poster here.

Indigenous peoples, by the numbers

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Get involved

You can help by getting involved. Here is a list of ways to stand with Indigenous peoples in Toronto.

List of events held by Indigenous communities across Toronto

Here is a list of events held by Indigenous communities across Toronto that are open to the public:

CAMH MINI POW WOW 

by CAMH
Tuesday, June 19 at 12 PM – 4 PM
1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY 2018

by Toronto Inuit Association – TIA
Thursday, June 21 at 2 PM – 5 PM
192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2

ALL NATIONS COMMUNITY POW WOW

by First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto and Aboriginal Education Centre
Friday, June 22 at 12 PM – 6 PM
16 Phin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J3T2

NA-ME-RES TRADITIONAL POW WOW 

Saturday, June 23 at 12 PM – 6 PM
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada

11th ANNUAL SOUTH EAST SCARBOROUGH POW WOW 

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 12 PM – 6 PM
Eastview Public School @ 20 Waldock Street, Scarborough

INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH 

June 27 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square, Carlton St 2
Toronto, Ontario Canada

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES 2018 

July 12 – July 15
Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M3K2B6 Canada

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES – EMBODY THE SPIRIT POW WOW

July 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M3K2B6 Canada

SECOND ANNUAL COUNCIL FIRE YOUTH POW WOW

by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
August 2018, Regent Park

Resources

For more information and resources, please look at the following documents: