Land Acknowledgement of Traditional Indigenous Territories
The Toronto Ultimate Club acknowledges that the sacred land we have the privilege to operate in is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River that bound them to share 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.
Today, Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.
We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit River and that Scarborough is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit River and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
TUC strives to embody and extend these values through the power of community; to welcome all who seek to protect the land, support each other, and build diverse collaborations on the ultimate field and beyond. We are grateful for and seek to continue to learn from and build relationships with the Indigenous peoples of Tkaronto.
For more information and resources pertaining to Toronto’s Indigenous history and about Canadian Indigenous histories in general, we have compiled a list of resources, please see below:
- First Nations In Canada
- Ontario First Nations Maps
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada - Treaties and Agreements
- Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report – Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future
- Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action
- Learn about the Dish With One Spoon Treaty
- Download the First Story App to engage in Toronto’s significant Indigenous History
- #IndigenousReads reading list