Settlers’ Acknowledgement

Community Living Parry Sound acknowledges that we are settlers on this land which is the traditional and rightful territory of the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. We also acknowledge that we continue to benefit from colonization and the displacement of the original inhabitants of the ceded land covered by the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. We honour the peoples of the Three Fires Confederacy and their sacred relationship with the land and all creation. We are grateful to the generations of Anishinaabek people who are the caretakers of this land, protectors of water, and sustainers of life. We solemnly remember the innumerable atrocities inflicted upon the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, as well as the tragic legacies of injustice that will continue to cause harm for generations. We acknowledge the resilience of Indigenous peoples who have been stewards of the land and sharers of truth since time immemorial. Though we recognize that this statement does not repair the harm inflicted upon Indigenous peoples and lands, we continue to seek the truth and share this acknowledgement in the spirit of ongoing allyship and reconciliation. We invite all to hear this acknowledgement and share in our commitment to relationship building with Indigenous peoples, knowledge, and ways of being.
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