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Land Acknowledgement

Official form of the TDSB Land Acknowledgement

After months of community consultations and working with leaders, elders, academics and knowledge keepers, the Urban Indigenous Education Centre has determined that the following statement will be the official form of the TDSB Land Acknowledgement:

“We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples”

"Nous reconnaissons que nous sommes accueillis sur les terres des Mississaugas des Anichinabés, de la Confédération Haudenosaunee et du Wendat. Nous voulons également reconnaître la pérennité de la présence des Premières Nations, des Métis et des Inuit."

 

Treaties, Traditional Lands and Territories

At the TDSB, it is customary to acknowledge the Traditional and Ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples at the beginning of events, gatherings and meetings. All schools also begin their day with an acknowledgement of the territories. For more information you can read the Land Acknowledgement FAQ put together by the Urban Indigenous Education Centre.

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