Land Acknowledgement

Land acknowledgement is an opportunity to consider the history of the lands and waterways we are privileged to live, work, and play on. 

Click HERE to learn about the territories, languages and treaties associated with the land you are on.

FOLDA’s digital activities make it incumbent upon us to consider the legacies of colonization and white supremacy embedded within the technologies, structures, and ways of thinking we use every day.

The equipment and high speed internet central to FOLDA are not available in many rural and Indigenous communities.These technologies also have significant carbon footprints, contributing to changing climates that disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples worldwide. 

SpiderWebShow Performance acknowledges that FOLDA artists, technicians, producers, and workers are situated on the following traditional territories:

Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, the unceded Indigenous lands and the traditional territory of both the Kanien’kehá:ka, “Mohawk,” and the Anishinabeg, “Algonquin,” peoples, and historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations including the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, Mohawk, Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaurnee.

Tkaronto/Toronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Katarokwi/Kingston the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat. Kingston is covered by Treaty 57, and the territory was acquired in 1783 in Crawford’s purchases.

Vancouver is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  

Hamilton, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabewaki, Haudenosaunee, Attiwonderonk, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Hamilton is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, and was acquired by the Between The Lakes purchase of 1782.

Victoria, the unceded territory of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

Please join us in acknowledging these histories and our shared responsibilities: to make good of our time together, and for each of us to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization, and allyship.

Other resources:

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources