St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts and Culture


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 Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, create, perform, and celebrate, is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas. More specifically, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, signatories of the Gunshot Treaty of 1788, and the Williams Treaties of 1923. This land is, and will continue to be, home to the Indigenous Peoples.

Let us acknowledge the mistakes and traumas of the past through authenticity, and support truth and reconciliation.

Let us engage and celebrate Indigenous communities by being leaders of action in acknowledging the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations towards truth and reconciliation. Let us keep these principles close, as we move forward with kindness and respect as a community.