Land Acknowledgement plaque installed near Ketchum Auditorium
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence here continues today. We would also like to acknowledge the land we are on is at the meeting place of two treaties, the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaty First Nations. We thank them and other Indigenous Peoples for sharing this land with us. We also acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as the closest Indigenous community.
The first step to reconciliation is recognizing the existence of Indigenous Peoples. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada speaks to the significance of education as the key to reconciliation. A shared understanding of how our collective past brought us to where we are today will help us walk together into a brighter future.