In the spirit of continued learning and the desire to recognize the traditional territory of where we live and work, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, the Huronne-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation peoples and that this area is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We’d also like to acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
This land acknowledgment is meant as a meaningful practice of awareness in a spirit of ongoing learning and reconciliation. It is also important to reflect on the effect that residential schools and colonialism have had on Canada’s First Nations communities. By educating ourselves about the land we now live on and it’s history, from reputable native resources, we can better understand how we came to be here and what that means for our shared future.
You can use this helpful website as a starting point for learning more about the land you live on – native-land.ca