TDSB Land Acknowledgement
TDSB Land Acknowledgement

Original artwork, “Unity”, by artist Mervin Windsor.

The Montreal Burlesque Festival takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. The land was also a place for diplomatic meetings with other Iroquoians and Algonquians, including the Algonquin-Anishinaabe, Atikamekw and Huron-Wendat.

We recognize that we are located on land that has been a place of human creativity and sharing for thousands of years and we are grateful to be able to continue this tradition and create, collaborate, perform and celebrate here, together.


** If you would like to learn more about this territorial recognition statement, the history of Indigenous peoples or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, here are some links that could help guide your research:

– About territorial acknowledgment:
– About the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:
– Native Friendship Center of Montreal Inc. (CAAM):
– Native Montreal:
– NETWORK of the Aboriginal community in Montreal: