Land Acknowledgement

Scarborough Tees acknowledges that the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations. These nations include the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. It is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We also acknowledge that Scarborough is covered by Treaty 13, signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty, signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

We do a land acknowledgement to honour the First People. Participating in one acknowledges the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples in this area for time immemorial. It is a small but essential step towards reconciliation and building a positive relationship with Indigenous peoples. By making a land acknowledgement, we are taking part in the act of reconciliation, honouring the land and Indigenous heritage, which dates back over 10,000 years. Land Acknowledgements are only a primary first step to addressing the ongoing inequities, systemic injustice and genocide faced by Indigenous Peoples. We must remember that these lands are Indigenous, and Land Back is the action following acknowledgement.