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University of Toronto

MLA Students:

Evelyn Babalis
Agata Molendowski
Natasha Raseta
Alex Sheinbaum

Studio Professors:

Megan Esopenko
Fadi Massoud

We’d like to respectfully acknowledge the land on which the Daniels Faculty is located. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Covenant and Wampum between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Three Fires Confederacy, and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources in and around the Great Lakes. Today, the digital space and conceptual place that we are meeting in as well as the meeting place of Tkaranto (Toronto) are still the home of many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land. 

While we recognize that not everyone is sharing the same space during this time, we encourage each of you to take the time to think about, learn, and reflect upon where you are and the Indigenous peoples who have lived there, are currently there, and the future generations who will live there. As people living on this land, it’s essential for us to reflect the ethos and respect that the Indigenous communities show towards the land and towards each other. We must show support through our actions, not just our words, for those of us who are occupying this land.

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