The sacred land on which Theatre Passe Muraille operates has been a site of human activity and storytelling for 15,000 years and is still the home to countless diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island.
We acknowledge that this land has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
We also acknowledge that Tkaronto (Toronto) is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississauga’s of the New Credit First Nation
(MNCFN). We recognize that the MNCFN are the Treaty holders of the land where our theatre is situated, as recognized in the Toronto Purchase Treaty No. 13 (1805) which the Government of Canada has acknowledged in a 2010 land claim settlement to the MNCFN.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, play, and create here in this community, on this territory. We do not support colonial forces that undermine, distort or erase the vital role of Indigenous people in our world.
To all the peoples of Turtle Island: Chi Miigwetch!