The Anishinaabemowin name for this area is Adobigok (Etobicoke), which means the Place of the Alders. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (The Six Nations Confederacy), the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
This land is also part of the Dish with One Spoon territory, a treaty between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (The Six Nations Confederacy), the Anishinaabek, and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for this land, its waters, and all of the biodiversity in the Great Lakes region.
Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the Lenni Lenape peoples who are the original and continued stewards of the land on which one of our participating artists resides.
These Indigenous nations are the guardians of the land and we are grateful to reside on them while acknowledging our complicity as colonial settlers in their displacement.
Gestures in Feeling: Aarati Akkapeddi
The online component of the exhibition serves not only as a digital archive of the works but also as a participatory space where visitors can leave "messages" by selecting from an expanding array of gifs showing hand gestures that reflect micro moments of care.