Welcome. It is a great
privilege to share stories on this beautiful territory, which has been the
site of human activity — and therefore story telling — for many
thousands of years.
This territory is governed by two
treaties. The first is the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant of 1701,
made between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an agreement to
set violence aside and peacefully share and care for the land in the
Great Lakes Basin. The second is the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, an
agreement made by 18 Anishinaabek Chiefs and the Canada Company, an agency of
the British Crown. As an organization and a company of artists, we at the
Stratford Festival are in a process of learning how we can be better treaty
We wish to honour the
ancestral guardians of this land and its waterways: the
Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutrals.
Today many Indigenous peoples continue to call this land home and act
as its stewards, and this responsibility extends to all peoples, to share and care
for this land for generations to come.
Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare.
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