Dundurn Press is based in Toronto, Ontario, also known as Tkaronto, “the place where the trees meet the water,” which has been a gathering place for many nations, most notably the Haudenosaunee (which encompass the Onodaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples), the Anishinaabeg (which encompass the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Saulteaux, Oji Cree, and Algonquin peoples, including Mississaugas of the Credit), and the Huron Wendat (Wyandot) peoples.
The Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg of this region created the Dish With One Spoon treaty, which was an agreement between them recognizing the importance of land and resource preservation and community well-being. It reflected a promise to share one dish among all gatherers, providing no knife near the dish, so everything would be peaceful, and there would be no bloodshed.
Dundurn encourages everyone to consider this in your relations with other communities and understand the history of the land and peoples in your home territories. It is our shared responsibility to be respectful and understanding of one another.