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What is a land acknowledgment?

Published on September 26, 2021 | Last Updated April 08, 2022
We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Indigenous people in Canada

Sometimes, at the beginning of a school assembly or at a special event you have been to with your parents, you might hear someone say:

“I would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded territories of …” and then they’ll say the name of the local First Nation(s).

This is called a Land Acknowledgment. What is it all about?


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