Friday October 9th, 2020
For immediate release
As a council composed of settler and guest members, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council (TYFPC) are vocalizing our solidarity with land defenders from 1492 Land Back Lane on Six Nations Territory. We strongly condemn state violence against these Communities, who are asserting inherent rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent. And, we call on our communities to take action to support the Haudenosaunee in their fight for sovereignty.
Our council is privileged to engage in our work on land which is the traditional territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island, including the Inuit and the Metis. Today, Tkaronto now known colonially as Toronto, is under Treaty #13, or the “Toronto Purchase.” The Mississaugas of the Credit entered this treaty in the spirit of friendship and co-land use, and did not agree to sell or cede the land.