Infinithéâtre acknowledges that we are located on the unceded lands of Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal, a place which has long served as a site of meeting, exchange and creativity amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron/Wendat, the Abenaki, and the Anishinaabeg (Algonquin).
Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal has a rich cultural history, thousands of years in the making, and we are grateful to converge in this place, and to join in a long tradition of storytellers. We are privileged to call this land our home, and these surrounding waters our source of life, and we recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.
As theatre artists, we cherish dialogue, collaboration, and always seek new ways to connect and to break down barriers. Infinithéâtre strives to support the Kanien’kehà:ka and Haudenosaunee Peoples, among other First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, as they create and tell their stories through theatrical means, and we savour every opportunity to come together in work & play.
If you would like to learn more about the history and present realities of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, here are a few links you might find of interest:
History of Kahnawá:ke: History
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal: http://nfcm.org/
Native Montreal: http://www.nativemontreal.com
Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network: http://reseaumtlnetwork.com/
Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress: Final Report
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action