We would like to acknowledge that the land on which this event takes place is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, whose presence here continues to this day.
Aurora is part of Treaty #13 (Toronto Purchase) and the Williams Treaties, which are the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties First Nations. We acknowledge and thank them for sharing this land with us.
A shared understanding of how the rich cultural heritage that has existed for centuries and of how our collective past brought us to where we are today, will help us walk together into a better future.
We acknowledge this land and the people because the first step to reconciliation is recognizing the existence of Indigenous people. A shared understanding of how our collective past brought us to where we are today will help us walk together into a better future.