We would like to acknowledge that the App and related WasteScape events take place on unceded Indigenous land.
The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations.
As you move through the city and its wastescapes, we invite you to reflect on the relationship between waste and colonialism. All of the places you will visit are unceded land, and as Max Liboiron suggests in Pollution Is Colonialism, “pollution is not a manifestation or side effect of colonialism but is rather an enactment of ongoing colonial relations to Land.” (Liboiron, 6)
To learn more, visit Concordia’s Territorial Acknowledgement, written by the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group or check out Max Liboiron’s book, Pollution Is Colonialism.