Official form of the TDSB Land Acknowledgement
After months of community consultations and working with leaders, elders, academics and knowledge keepers, the Urban Indigenous Education Centre has determined that the following statement will be the official form of the TDSB Land Acknowledgement:
“We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haundenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples”
Treaties, Traditional Lands and Territories
At the TDSB, it is customary to acknowledge the Traditional and Ancestral lands of Indigenous 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 Land Acknowledgement FAQ put together by the Urban Indigenous Education Centre.