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Land Acknowledgement


What is a Land Acknowledgement?

A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.  

Why We Acknowledge

To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we live and work on and a way of honoring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. It is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to live and work on the land, and to seek to understand our place within that history. 

Our Acknowledgement

In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, RPIA acknowledges that our offices are on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, the Anishnaabek, and the Mississaugas of the Credit, and this land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We gratefully acknowledge these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. We'd also like to remind and reaffirm, as Torontonians and Canadians, our accountability to these Indigenous nations and to all Indigenous peoples and communities living in Toronto. 

This land is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. Toronto is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Territory and Treaty between the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabek, and Mississaugas, to peaceably share and care for the land and waters in the Great Lakes region. All those who come to work here are responsible for honouring this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.