The lands we stand on today are home to many people of Indigenous ancestry. During our region’s rich Indigenous history, these lands were home to a variety of indigenous groups, including the Chonnonton peoples, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinabewaki. They are Treaty Lands and the historic Treaty territory of the Mississaugas of Credit First Nation, descendants of the Mississaugas of Credit who are part of historically related Anishinaabe peoples. They are also adjacent to the lands of the Haldimand Treaty.
We express gratitude for the sharing of these lands and waters. We also acknowledge the tragic history between indigenous peoples and newcomers. We strive to be accountable and aware by acknowledging this history and it ongoing impacts – and cultivating respect and equality as we move together towards our shared future.