The Udada project, led by Future Black Female and headquartered in St. Catharines within the vibrant Niagara Region, recognizes and honours the profound significance of the land upon which we gather and operate. Our organisation stands on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, whose enduring presence and labour continue to enrich this land.

This territory is not just a physical space but is interwoven with the legacy of the Upper Canada Treaties and bound by the principles of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement, fostering a shared responsibility for its well-being. Today, it is not only our organisation’s home but also a cherished homeland for numerous First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.

We acknowledge the resilience and enduring contributions of Indigenous peoples to the formation of Canada, recognizing both the sacrifices they have endured and the choices they have made. As we stand on this land together through the Udada project, we pledge our unwavering commitment to honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s principles and fostering a meaningful relationship with Indigenous communities. Our journey towards understanding, respect, and reconciliation is ongoing, and we hold space for the profound wisdom and heritage of the land and its original stewards in all that we do.