Land Acknowledgement

The lands ratti incantati is situated on are covered under the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to a number of Indigenous nations and people.

As many of us are uninvited guests on this land, it is important that we acknowledge the distinct impact of colonialism and the ongoing genocide that prevents the people, animals and plants who are Indigenous to this territory from being here or from using their territory. It is imperative for us to take the time to learn and understand the stories of the true knowledge keepers of the land that we currently call home.

This  Land Acknowledgement should not function as closure, resignation, or acceptance of the structural conditions of settler colonialism that remain in effect today.  We hope that it sparks a desire to learn about our shared history, provoke thought, reflection and change, which are the starting point of creating respectful, reciprocal relationships.