At the TDSB, it is customary to acknowledge the Traditional and Ancestral lands of Aboriginal peoples at the beginning of events, gatherings and meetings. All schools also begin their day with an acknowledgement of the territories. For more information you can read the Board decision (on page 2) and read the AEC's report. Here are some speaking notes you can use to open your meetings and events with an acknowledgment of Traditional and Ancestral Lands. Reconnaissance des territoires traditionnels ou ancestraux des peuples autochtones.
The Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) provides aboriginal resources to TDSB staff and students. It has over 800 books, sound recordings and videos. Contact: Kitty Sill at 416-393-9600, Kitty.Sill@tdsb.on.ca. Enter the library.