The following text is approved by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation for use by Suzart Productions on July 20th, 2021.
Pikwakanagan is pronounced PIK-WOK-ANA-GON. For an audio recording, please visit our YouTube channel.
Anishinaabe is pronounced (A-NISH-NAW-BAY).
Suzart respectfully acknowledges that we rehearse, perform, and meet on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation, whose presence and stewardship of the Kitchisippi (KIT-CHI-SIP-EE) and its tributaries, dates back to time immemorial and will continue in perpetuity. We honour their long history of welcoming many Nations to this territory and we acknowledge our shared responsibilities to ensure health and wellbeing for all creation for generations to come.
Further, we respect and affirm the inherent and Treaty Rights of all Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Our acknowledgement of the Algonquin Anishinaabe territory recognizes the oppressive history and current experience of colonization, and is a reflection of our commitment to decolonize, and to recognize and honour the pursuits of Indigenous Nations and Peoples’ self-determination and sovereignty.
Wendy Jocko, Chief
On behalf of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
1657A Mishomis Inamo Pikwakanagan, ON K0J 1X0