The Ship’s Company Theatre wants to recognize that we are located within Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq people. These territories are covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship”, and these treaties did not deal with the surrender of these lands or their resources but instead recognized Mi’kmaq title and stewardship and established rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship.
Ship’s Company hopes to recognize and honour the intentions of these treaties – as well as the recommendations put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation commission – in our work, in our history, and in the relationships we hold and that we continue to build with all those who call these lands their home.
* A territory or land acknowledgement is an act of tradition or reconciliation that involves the stated recognition of the territories on which you stand, and it is a way to bring an awareness of indigenous presence, rights, and history to everyday life. As a theatre so deeply rooted in the history of these territories and of the people who live here – it’s an important part of our practice.
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