We acknowledge this sacred land on which we, The Matchstick editorial team, live, work, and operate. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years and is known today by its colonial name of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the sacred territorial land of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, Petun First Nations, 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 activists and artists, we at The Matchstick take this opportunity to commit ourselves to work against systems of oppression that have dispossessed Indigenous people of their lands and denied them their rights to self-determination. We believe that this work is essential to broader human rights work across the world. Each day we are honored to pursue our goals together on this land.