Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada works across northern Turtle Island, on the traditional territories of the First Nations people, Métis nations, and Inuit, which includes Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Indigenous people. We recognize there are multiple barriers that impact Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Indigenous people from accessing meaningful, affirming and inclusive employment. In our work, we look to reduce those barriers and are open to feedback from Indigenous workers, employers and jobseekers in making this driving factor a reality.
Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada’s main office is located in Tsi Tkarón:to/Toronto. These lands and waters are the traditional homes and territories of – and cared for by – the Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, Toronto is home to Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and beyond, including many Afro-Indigenous, Urban Indigenous, Two-Spirit, queer & trans Indigenous peoples. Toronto is situated within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum treaty held between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek. All Torontonians are treaty people with responsibilities tied to Treaty 13, signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Williams Treaties (Clause 2), signed with multiple Mississauga and Chippewa bands, as well as the 1764 Covenant Chain wampum belt, a long-standing agreement between Aboriginal people and the British Crown.
If you don’t know the traditional territory you are on, try Native-Land.ca which has Turtle Island, South America, Australia, Aotearoa, and is expanding to other parts of the world. For more information about Treaty Relations in Toronto, check out this fantastic resource: Polishing the Chain: Treaty Relations in Toronto.