Venn Diagram Films operates in unceded Mi’kmaq territory. This is the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as this land's past, present, and future caretakers. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but, in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) titles and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
Mi’kma’ki includes all of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, part of New Brunswick, the Gaspé region of Quebec, part of Maine, and southwestern Newfoundland.
We are all Treaty people and our relationship is based on peace and friendship. Acknowledging the Mi’kmaw ancestral territory is a way of showing respect for our shared Treaty relationship. It is one of many important steps we can take toward reconciliation.
Venn Diagram Films would like to acknowledge the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts and The Indigenous Screen Office.