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As an immigrant, I’m in awe of this glorious country and am grateful for the contributions and stewardship of these lands by the peoples that went before me. This land that we created our art on holds thousands of years of human history and on behalf of princess productions’ board, our artists, our artistic and production team, we pay respect and acknowledge the First peoples who have been living on these lands for thousands of years.

It can be said that making art is the summation and expression of who we are, and it is only through recognizing our history that we have the opportunity to create and share our art with you.

We recognize that our work takes place on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island. Please join me in respecting and honouring the traditional caretakers of this land.

In my efforts to learn more about where I currently lay my head and live, my research has led me to different resources that I would like to share with you. Please feel free to check out the resources below in our efforts towards reconciliation. No research is exhaustive or perfect. There’s more out there to learn, appreciate and get to know. If I’ve made any errors, I apologize and welcome your feedback –

– Yvonne Ng, Artistic Director / Co-Festival Director / Curator

Banner photo by David Hou.

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