Land Acknowledgement

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:​

" ​We begin by acknowledging the land and our responsibility to care for and respect all  that provides us with life. This land upon which HDSB is situated is on the ancestral, treaty and title lands of the Anishinaabek Ojibwe Michizaagiig Nation, now known as the Mississaugas of the Credit. Michizaagig territory in the past and present continues to host both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

The HDSB is committed to continuous​ knowledge building with respect to actions that address and resolve the ongoing impacts of colonialism. We do this by learning and understanding the true history, treaty obligations, duties and responsibilities and Indigenous Rights while actively maintaining mutually beneficial relationships and collectively respecting and caring for the land."​