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INDIGENOUS-ITALIAN-CANADIAN CONNECTIONS

Our team lives and works on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Tkaronto is today home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. By living and working on this land, we acknowledge our complicity in ongoing land dispossession and strive to live and work in relationship with its original caretakers.

Two Row Wampum belt: two rows of purple wampum beads on a white background. Text indicates copyright of the Onondaga Nation

Research

This initiative consists of an event series and a documentation project that bring together scholars and community leaders to focus on the existing connections and paths forward between Indigenous and Italian-Canadian communities. A main focus of this project is fostering discussion on the responsibilities Italian-Canadians have towards Indigenous Nations, including possibilities for restitution, building solidarity, and strengthening relationships with Indigenous Nations through scholarship and community-oriented activities. The team is currently working on educational workshops, panels, and a collection of essays.

About the Project

Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections is a project that strives to explore existing connections and paths forward between Italian settlers on Turtle Island and Indigenous Nations through educational and scholarly activities. This documentation platform is one of the various aspects of the Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections project.

Resources

Recommended Readings

Find resources for learning more about Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections, as well as resources on Italian immigration in Canada, and the relationship between settlers, migrants, and Indigenous Nations.