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A public event that will address for the first time our treaty history here in Canada’s biggest city.

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: George Brown College Waterfront Campus, Queens Quay E. at Sherbourne, Toronto, ON

Order of Events

1:00 PM – Welcome and opening by Elder Pauline Shirt / M.C.: Bob Crawford
1:10 PM – Song by Rosary Spence
1:20 PM – Welcoming remarks from political/community leaders (to be confirmed)
1:30 PM – Talking Toronto Treaties intro – Victoria Freeman, First Story Toronto
Basic Treaty Info, Zachary Smith, First Story Toronto
The Heartbeat that is Toronto by Stace Laforme, Mississaugas of New Credit FN
1:55 PM – Three-speaker panel, Introduction to Treaties:

  • Brian Charles, Georgina Island First Nation
  • Margaret Sault, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • Keith Jamieson, Six Nations of the Grand River

3:20 PM – BREAK and SNACK • Public interview station outside Main Room
3:50 PM – Talking Treaties audio from community interviews, Jumblies Theatre
4:00 PM – Song by Gabe Gaudet and crew
4:10 PM – Talking Treaties audio installation, part 2
4:20 PM – BREAK
4:25 PM – Reflective writing exercise, led by Jumblies Theatre artists
4:35 PM – Audience engagement/responses to treaties:

  • Poetry/soundscape creation with Rosina Kazi & Jill Carter
  • Movement and gesture with Lilia Leone & Julia Hune-Brown
  • Small group discussion facilitated by Brian MacLean

5:05 PM – Performance of Underneath, a new cantata on the buried history of
Toronto including text from the 1787 Toronto Purchase. Commissioned
by Jumblies Theatre, composed by Martin van de Van.
5:25 PM – Closing words by Elder Pauline Shirt


3:25-3:55 Brian Charles
3:55-4:25 Margaret Sault (to be confirmed)
4:25-4:55 Keith Jamieson (to be confirmed)


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