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Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s (UJPO) Indigenous Solidarity Working Group for a screening of “By These Presents: ‘Purchasing’ Toronto” followed by a talk-back with creator, Ange Loft.

“By These Presents: “Purchasing” Toronto” is an absurdist examination of the Toronto “Purchase,” a controversial treaty between the British and Mississaugas covering much of modern-day Toronto. Organized in three acts, “By These Presents” uses dance, large-scale puppetry, and humour to chronicle the opening chapter of the city’s colonial history...


“By These Presents” is the history lesson you wish you would have gotten in school. The film leaves us with more questions than answers for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples who want to honour treaties. How do we “honour” a dishonourable agreement?”


Excerpts from the description of the film on V-Tape available here:


Let’s come together to think critically about the land we are on, and the work that must be done to repair the world.


Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory, working in Toronto. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, facilitator and mentor working in storyweaving, arts based research, wearable sculpture and Haudenosaunee history. Ange is also a vocalist with the Juno and Polaris nominated band YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN.


Ange Loft and the Talking Treaties Tio’tia:ke Collective Announced as Centaur Theatre’s First Indigenous Artist-In-Residence:


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Photo: Still from “By These Presents: ‘Purchasing’ Toronto.”


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