The 519 is located on the traditional territories of many First Peoples, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat. Tkaronto is now called home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples who experience ongoing colonization and displacement.
We also acknowledge this territory as part of ‘the Dish with One Spoon’ wampum, a Treaty made between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee, where nations entered into an agreement to protect the land and responsibly care for its
resources in harmony together.
As Indigenous peoples, settlers, and newcomers to this land, we have been invited into this Treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect. We are also mindful of broken treaties that persist across Turtle Island today and recognize our responsibilities as
Treaty people to engage in a meaningful, continuous process of truth and reconciliation with all our relations.