Indigenous Unity Address
Today, Thadinadonnih, now known as Guelph, is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek Peoples, Mohawk and Haudensaunee. Specifically, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. It is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The Kween Company stands in solidarity with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. We must do more to learn, share and support truth and healing.
Black liberation and Indigenous reconciliation have tremendous similarities. These linked histories of people are often erased, yet this population is much larger than other groups in this country. For 100s of years there have been long standing relationships between the Black and Indigenous communities and this relationship is growing stronger everyday. In a country built on white supremacy and violence, it is important that the global majority continue to work in solidarity with each other.
Indigenous Peoples have suffered tremendously at the hands of colonization, on Turtle Island and worldwide, for centuries. As this powerful system continues to ruin people, lands and resources, we acknowledge our solidarity with Indigenious communities.
The Kween Company supports the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island in their efforts to heal from any generational trauma, environmental racism, colonization, the uncovering at Residential schools and constant loss of missing and murdered Indigenious Women, Trans and Queer.
Indigenous and Black communities have a shared past of injustice and they deserve a shared future of justice. The history of colonization is a story about control of land, perceived resources and genocide to Indigenous peoples across this Country.
We acknowledge the power, joy, strength and resilience of our Indigenious community and honor their spirit, soul and happy filled stories that make up their beings.
The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide emotional and crisis support for former students and those affected, by calling the 24-hour national crisis line at 1-866 925-4419.
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