U of T Community Stands in Solidarity with Attawapiskat and #GroundZeroINAC

The Arts and Science Students’ Union recognizes that this land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Confederacy of the Anishnaabek and Allied Nations to peaceably care for and share the resources around the Great Lakes.

To overcome systemic and institutional violence, we come together on this day and work to center the narratives, worldviews, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in our collective decision-making for social justice, equity, and reconciliation.

As settlers on the Credit River, we directly benefit from the colonization and genocide of the Indigenous peoples of this land. In order to engage in resistance and solidarity against the past and present injustices inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of this land, it is imperative we constantly engage in acts of awareness and decolonization.

In response to multiple suicide attempts in the community of Attawapiskat, members of the Indigenous community have chosen to occupy the offices of Indigenious and Northern Affairs Canada – demanding that a) the demands of the youth of Attawapiskat be met and b) that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fly out to the community immediately and commit to working with the indigenous people and youth on a long term plan to tackle systemic issues that are affecting indigenous communities.

The executive committee of the Arts and Science Students’ Union and the undersigned are standing in solidarity with the indigenous people of Attawapiskat and Turtle Island. We and the undersigned, stand in solidarity with the occupiers and demand that their demands be met.

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Abdullah Shihipar
Ondiek Oduor
Stephanie Lim
Lisa Chen
Alexander Verman
Crystal Gao
Amy Yvorchuk
Jasmine Wong Denike
Anjum Sultana
Amanda Ghazale Aziz
Toby Keymer
Francesca Hannan
Alexandra Piatkowski
Ryan Gomes
Rashiqah Rizwan
Muhanad Ali
Elizabeth Quinlan
Shiaoshiao Chen
Victoria Reedman
Sydney Lang
Anah Mirza
Najiba Ali Sardar
Anne James
Sadia Awan
-Yasmine Kherfi
Cheryl Quan
Zakerie Farah
Isabell Gioia
Taylor Stark
Pri Sharma
Tamara Frooman
Alisha Harkness
Jordan Saroya
Bosibori Moragia
Marko Velimir Kobak
Iris Robin
Aayesha Patel
Benjamin Swadron
Eric Raju
Ellie Adekur
Jayun Bae
Lila Asher
Madeline Hancock
Fatima Butt
Micaela Pereira Bajard
Nicole Gumapac
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Nabiha Chowdhury
Aakanksha John
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Fatima Mussa
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Sarah Mack
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Klea Martini Vrapi
Narain Yucel
Ki-Sang Yi
Sinead Dunphy
Nasib Abokor
Monica Dairo
Sabrine Azraq
Joanna Dowdell
Zabikhulla Yari
Nadi Saadeh
Benjamin Fenech
Willem Crispin-Frei
Jade Wong
Vanessa Schirripa
Eden Hagos
Emma Delormier
Michelle Lee
Seiah Kim
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