Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy respectfully acknowledges we are situated on the traditional land of the Mississauga's of the Credit, and the area of Treaty 13. Everyday we are reminded that we are on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinaabe throughout York Region and the Greater Toronto Area, as well as the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report describes reconciliation as “a process of establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada”. A definition that we at MTML are consciously working towards honoring.
We, at MTML, want to be a part of this healing process with our indigenous communities. We are continuously trying to be an instrument of change by honoring the original covenant that was once shattered and dishonored. We strive to create an inclusive community of friendship, respect, peace, love, and building an alliance. We believe in working collaboratively with the first peoples of this land. Thus, we want to recognize indigenous people as the original stewards of the land, and the perennial relationship they have with their traditional territories.