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The Scope News - June 19, 2017

23 June 2017 / by The Scope News (author)
Ball club featured in the ROM's
Ball club featured in the ROM's "Anishinaabeg: Art & Power" exhibit / (photo: Mansoor Tanweer)

This week on the Scope News, we've got a special episode for National Aboriginal History Month. We learn about a project that brings together virtual reality and science fiction to envision the future through the eyes of indigenous artists. And we check out the royal Ontario Museum’s latest exhibit honouring Ontario’s Anishnaabe history. Plus, a short documentary on indigenous oral storytelling practises in the North that are being lost to a generation gap.

We would like to acknowledge the sacred land on which CJRU operates. The meeting place of Toronto has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Toronto is in the “Dish With One Spoon Territory.” The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. 
Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.
Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
SOURCES:
guides.library.utoronto.ca/Toronto
www.ryerson.ca/aec/

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Aired June 19, 2017
Produced by Emily Joveski, Mansoor Tanweer, Nikhil Sharma, Clara Osei-Yeboah, Sanjeev Wignarajah.

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