你好 / Boozhoo,
I’m Carolyn. I come from a family of settlers from Hong Kong. I grew up in Treaty 3 ¾, or Brant Tract territory, in what is now called Burlington, Ontario.
Now that I am based in what is now called Toronto, I recognize the land that I walk, work and live on today. I would like to acknowledge the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. 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.
多謝 / Chi Miigwetch.