Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Family Transition Place is committed to honour, respect and acknowledge, in both our words and in practice, the Indigenous and First Nations people who first walked these lands and who continue today, to live, honour and maintain this space and its many gifts.

We further uphold that these lands, on which we support the holistic well being of those affected by gender-based violence, is the ancestral territory of the Michizaagiig, the Mississaugas of the New Credit, in the region of the Ojibwe and the nation of the Anishnaabe.

We commit, with humility and gratitude, to respecting these ancestral lands and the gifts they contain by caring for both the community we serve and the land on which it is located. We seek always, by our actions and by this acknowledgement, to fully engage in our responsibility to better understand original treaty partnerships, to listen and honour Indigenous voices and to engage in continuous learning of First Nations history.

With the truths of Indigenous history and cultural injustice as our teacher, we aim to move forward in the spirit of reconciliation; to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and to recognize the significance of the Great Document and the 24 Nations Belt and to embrace mutually respectful relationships with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

May 2021

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