Land Acknowledgment

Springtide Music Festival gathers people together to celebrate and uplift the songs and stories of a diversity of musical performers from across Turtle Island.  The land that holds space for our beautiful gatherings has held space for the First Peoples of this land to do so since time immemorial.  The land we gather in is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe, and this land has and continues to be home to many more Indigenous Peoples from different nations.  We affirm our responsibilities as Treaty People to the First Nations of the Williams Treaty who are: the Chippewas of Beau Soleil, Rama and Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Scugog Island.   We respect and support their traditions, culture and knowledge, and their sovereign rights as traditional stewards of this land, whose presence continues to this day.  We also take responsibility to respect and care for the land alongside them.  We recognize our role and responsibility to support the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and are committed to Call to Action #79, which includes celebrating Indigenous Peoples and cultures.  Our intention is to centre building and nurturing relationships as we find our way with this work, and as we continue to gather and grow through songs and stories.