We would like to acknowledge that our meetings take place upon traditional
territories. This land has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years and was
the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement
between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied
nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
We look to the day when the prior rights of Indigenous and Metis people have
been recognized and satisfied; the wrongs of the past and present righted, atoned for, and forgiven; and a time when all the people of Canada can truly live in harmony, each one benefitting sufficiently from the riches of this vast land.