LooseLeaf Magazine would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which we operate. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This is sacred territorial land of the Nishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee people and also of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
As a largely immigrant community, we are all treaty people regardless of when we came, having benefitted from colonial violence on this land. We strive to work and live in solidarity with Indigenous causes, and to listen and learn from the rich histories and presents of the communities we share the land with.
Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto (Toronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.