Solidarity with Indigenous peoples
Fierté Montréal is based in Tiohtia:ke, on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá: ka Nation. We recognize her as the custodian of the lands and waters on which we gather. Tiohtia:ke is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations, and today a diverse Indigenous population, as well as other peoples, reside here. It is with respect for the connections to the past, present, and future that we recognize the ongoing relationships between Indigenous Peoples and others in the Montréal community.
Fierté Montréal acknowledges its presence and the breadth of its activities on the different Indigenous territories which comprise what has been known as Québec since its colonization — territories on which the majority of the population benefits from a quality of life that is far from guaranteed for Indigenous Peoples.
As an organization that celebrates sexual and gender diversity, Fierté Montréal acknowledges the repercussions of colonization and oppression throughout time on Indigenous communities’ sexualities, gender identities, and spiritualities, as well as the array of issues and violences that still affect Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer, and other Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people.
Fierté Montréal stands in solidarity with the fights and claims for Indigenous rights and wishes to improve its efforts related to the decolonization of its practices, in the hopes of better serving Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer, and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people.