Toronto and Ryerson University are in the “Dish With One Spoon Territory.” The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers, have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
The concept for our logo was derived from the Star Blanket, which was gifted to the Aboriginal Education Council at Ryerson, on October 25, 2013.
For centuries, Plains People have used robes and Star Blankets to honour individuals at the time of life changing events such as births, deaths, graduations and marriages. Today, it continues to herald a new beginning, a new day dawning. Standing between darkness (ignorance) and light (knowledge) the morning star leads to understanding. To give a Star Blanket is to show utmost respect, honour and admiration.