Obsidian Theatre Company is situated on the ancestral lands of the Dish with One Spoon Territory (wampum belt covenant), and more recently, Treaty 13. This includes the Mississaugas of the Credit, who are part of the Anishinaabe Nation, the Wyandot and Petun First Nations, as well the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Six Nations, the Seneca, and any other Nation, recorded or unrecorded.
We are privileged today to live, work, and thrive on the territories that have been stripped from the very people who have protected it. The lands and waterways that we enjoy have been inhabited and taken care of by Indigenous, Inuit and, Métis people for thousands of years (since time immemorial), many of whom still call Toronto their home. It is our duty not only as a theatre company but specifically, as a BLACK theatre company, to recognize how our plight intersects with the struggle of Indigenous People from Turtle Island. As displaced people and settlers on this land, to acknowledge the harm, past and present, that we benefit from as well as, turn that acknowledgment into action.