Land Acknowledgement

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~ We acknowledge that we are living and working on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. As settlers, we're grateful for the opportunity to live and work here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land - for thousands of years. Long before today there have been aboriginal peoples who have been the stewards of this place. In particular, we acknowledge this is the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole. As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities, and in particular to bring justice for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls across our country ~

 

* From the Ontario Federation of Labour Aboriginal People's Caucus Territorial Acknowledgements Guide with minor ammendments and additions

*Why Acknowledge Territory?