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Treaty Making and Upkeep: A workshop with Ange Loft

November 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm EST

This presentation and workshop reflects on treaty making and upkeep in what is now known as Toronto, through the lens of three main agreements: the Dish with One Spoon; the Covenant Chain and 1764 Treaty of Niagara; and the ‘Toronto Purchase’ with the Mississaugas of the Credit. 

Narratives of Nation-to-Nation gift giving, kin building, resource sharing, and the role of oral memory are supported by excerpts from the 2017-18 “Talking Treaties Spectacle” and the 2019 film “By These Presents: ‘Purchasing’ Toronto”. Glimpses of the multi-year community engaged process reveal the capacity of arts-based learning to foster personalised and active approaches to treaty knowledge.

No experience of prior knowledge is needed to join this workshop. There will be time for your questions. Please get in touch if you have any access needs.

Facilitator Bio:

Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory, working in Toronto. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, facilitator and mentor working in storyweaving, arts based research, wearable sculpture and Haudenosaunee history. Ange is also a vocalist with the Juno and Polaris nominated band YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN.

*Participation in this workshop is open to IJV members and non-members alike. If you aren’t yet a member or supporter, we highly encourage you to become a member or make a donation to help cover our expenses: https://www.ijvcanada.org/join-ijv/