Land Acknowledgement

I recognize the land that I walk, work and live on today here in Tkaronto. I would like to acknowledge the traditional territory of the New Credit of the Mississauga, the Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaunee, in the Dish With One Spoon Territory. All of us that share this territory eat out of the Dish with only one spoon. We must do our best to share the responsibility of ensuring the Dish is never empty. We must take care of the land and the creatures we share it with. This was a treaty made between the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee after the French and Indian War. Newcomers were incorporated into this land. We must acknowledge that people have been living on this land for over fifteen thousand years. I acknowledge all of the First Nation, Métis, Inuit people who share these lands today, including newcomers and settlers. I ask the Creator to share space together, to work towards a better understanding of creating inclusive community circles, so that all people of the Creator can be treated with kindness, respect and understanding.
Chi Miigwetch.