From Talking Treaties Collective
A Treaty Guide for Torontonians is an artful examination of the complex intercultural roots of treaty relationships in the place we now call Toronto. From the Two Row Wampum and Dish with One Spoon to the Treaty of Niagara and the Toronto Purchase, we trace the history of treaty making between Indigenous nations, and between Indigenous nations and the Crown. Part of Jumblies Theatre + Arts’ multiyear Talking Treaties project, A Treaty Guide inspires an active approach to treaty awareness through embodied learning tools. Land-based activities, theatrical exercises, and drawing and writing prompts help readers find their own relationship to this history, and to take up their treaty responsibilities in the present.
A Treaty Guide for Torontonians was published last year by Art Metropol. During Treaty Recognition Week in Ontario a companion website was launched, featuring many of the resources, activities and content that are found in the book.