0. Acknowledgement

This thesis was produced in and about Tkaronto. The University of Toronto and Downtown Chinatown are situated on Indigenous lands of many First Nations. This sacred land has been a site of human activity for 15000+ years, serving as the home of Indigenous people and nations long before the colonial documentation of time. The territories of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, hold space for the daily activities of every settler that resides in the meeting place of Tkaronto. This territory exists in connection to the One Dish, One Spoon Wampum belt, a peace treaty dating back before the 18th century which is a mutual agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to share and care for the land and the resources around the Great Lakes; the dish representing the land itself and the spoon representing responsibility in sharing its resources.