The sacred and stolen land on which MCC Toronto stands was and still is the ancestral territory of many Indigenous people, including the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the Metis Nation.
Tkaronto (colonially known as Toronto) is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississauga and Chippewa bands. The territory is also subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
Indigenous histories are not only of the past but are being cultivated today. MCC Toronto honours and supports the tireless work of indigenous activists across Turtle Island. We pray for governments to respect all treaties. We pledge to listen when we are made aware of injustice. And we firmly stand behind and beside indigenous people in demanding truth and reconciliation.
MCC Toronto encourages you to engage with The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR); A government initiative working to center Indigenous perspectives, values, laws and protocols, in an effort to decolonize and build a foundation of respect, honesty, and courage. We ask you to do your own learning, engage with local information from elders and knowledge-keepers and turn allyship into action.