Treaties Recognition Week
The CityPlace Residents Association is pleased to support the commemoration November 5-11 as Treaties Recognition Week.
A Traditional Territory Land Acknowledgement of the Indigenous First Nations, Metis and Inuit presence through the creation of a miniature village with longhouses, teepees and more is located in the CityPlace Community near the planters on the sidewalk by Jumblies Theatre 132 Fort York (between Dan Leckie Way and Queens Wharf Rd).
We were made to understand that “the miniature village was created a few years ago by Ojibway artist Philip Cote with diverse CityPlace community members of all ages. It was a way for people to chat and learn some Indigenous history while making art. [Jumblies Theatre] used the village in many performances, events, photographs and installations.”
As a fitting way to commemorate Treaties Recognition Week, we are calling for the installation of a Traditional Territory Land Acknowledgement plaque in Canoe Landing Park.
Audio Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1087752259822/ CBC Metro Morning on need for the city’s first Indigenous Office