The Royal Conservatory of Music acknowledges the sacred land upon which our organization operates. It has been a site of sharing music and community for 15,000 years.
The land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt treaty, a covenant between several Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations to share the land in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.
In The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall, Indigenous artists such as Tomson Highway, Tanya Tagaq, Robbie Robertson, Richard Van Camp, The Jerry Cans, Susan Aglukark, Lacey Hill, and Buffy Sainte-Marie have shared their work, and three of those have received Honorary Fellowships. The Royal Conservatory is proud of its consistent record of engagement with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, as well as its work with youth at risk, with low income communities, with new Canadians, and in uniting all Canadians through music and the arts.