Our office and gallery will be closed on September 30th to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.
At this time, we urge our non-Indigenous members and community to learn more about the brutal legacy of Canada’s residential school system and the history of the land you live on. We also encourage those who have the capacity to support and donate to grass-roots and Indigenous-led organizations, who are on the frontlines of numerous campaigns and social/environmental justice actions.
Trinity Square Video is located on traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. This area, located in present-day Tkaronto (Toronto), remains the home and meeting place to many Indigenous people, so it’s critical that we continue to acknowledge the original caretakers and keepers as those who remain guests to this territory.
It’s also important to remind ourselves that these land acknowledgements are not statements of closure. They are small gestures for change that bring awareness to the settle-colonial systems of oppression that continue to shape the spaces in which we create work.
Local/National Organization to Donate to:
Woodland Cultural Centre: https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/
Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction: https://www.torontoindigenoushr.com/
Indian Residential School Survivor Society: https://www.irsss.ca/
Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network: https://ojibiikaan.com/
Native Women’s Association Canada: https://www.nwac.ca/
Reading / Resources:
Land Back (Yellowhead Institute): https://redpaper.yellowheadinstitute.org/
Whose Land: https://www.whose.land/en/
Idle No More: https://idlenomore.ca/campaigns-actions/Share