This acknowledgement was created with Elders and knowledge keepers from the Mississaugas of the Credit and with the HDSB Instructional Program Lead for First Nations, Métis and Inuit education. Remember that many, many bands and Nations traveled across the land we are on prior to the contact with European settlers who established colonies. In this acknowledgment we are honouring the Indigenous peoples who we know were present at the time and therefore is not inclusive of all the peoples who lived and traveled on these lands before first contact with Europeans.
All non-Indigenous peoples are in fact newcomers to the land we are on and what we refer to as Canada.
The following Acknowledgement of the Land and Territory is read aloud at the beginning of meetings and events in the Halton District School Board: