I acknowledge that the land, where the Revel in the Mess studio and office is located, was originally called Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ .
The original stewards of this territory are:
The Anishinaabe Peoples (Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatami Nations)
The Haudenosaunee Peoples (also referred to as Iroquoian Peoples or Six Nations including Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscorora)
The Leni-Lunaape Peoples (also referred to as the Delaware and/or Munsee)
The Attawandaran Peoples once settled this region.
I am committed to uplifting the name of these lands and community members from these Nations who reside alongside me.
Territory acknowledgements are one part of dismantling colonial structures and as settlers we have a responsibility to learn the true historical facts and experiences of Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and engage in everyday and proactive acts of reconciliation.
Resources and Reading
150 Acts of Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Kairos Blanket Exercise
Resources on land acknowledgment please visit: www.bit.ly/NtvLand
An interactive map that shows you which traditional territory a city/town sits on: https://native-land.ca
If you have an additional resource or reading you’d recommend to add to this list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.