M for Montreal acknowledges that its event and activities take place on unceded Indigenous land. We recognize the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation as the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations and today is home to a diverse Indigenous population, as well as other peoples.
It is with respect for the connections to the past, present, and future that we acknowledge the ongoing relationships between Indigenous Peoples and other members of the Montreal community. We hope to learn from the traditional custodians of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal and continue to grow as a community, respecting the Earth and honoring the spirits that bring us together to celebrate music, culture, and art.
We also acknowledge the solidarity between the resistance of Indigenous peoples and the struggles for liberation of Black people, and that undertaking a process of decolonization also involves supporting the life and liberation of Black people.