LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT
“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 also recognize the land occupied by the organizations facilitating the delivery of our festival’s digital components, including the ancestral lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and the historic Chickasaw Homeland. Digital spaces must be understood and contextualized in similar ways to physical ones, including the need for centering marginalized voices and acknowledging the histories that shape them.
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.