LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

X University Land Acknowledgement

“Toronto is in the ‘Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississauga’s and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.”

We recognize the harm documentary mediamaking has inflicted upon racialized communities, especifically First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, throughout time.  Doc Now supports the development of art practices that pursue equity and enable narrative sovereignty for often under- or misrepresented communities.

As a caring community, we value diverse voices and condemn all forms of discrimination, including sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and racism. We are committed to the work of confronting and dismantling systems that enable systemic racism, oppression and violence against Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour in all facets of our society.

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Resources:

Aboriginal Education Council Land Acknowledgement: https://www.ryerson.ca/aec/land-acknowledgment/