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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."
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.
Nation to Nation: A resource on treaties in Ontario
Treaty Research Report
Treaty Texts - October 31, 1923 between his Majesty the King and the Chippewa Indians of Christian Island, Georgina Island and Rama
Treaty Texts - November 15, 1923 between his Majesty the King and the Mississauga Indians of Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog Lake and Alderville
Toronto Purchase Area Treaty