We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many honor and respect the history, languages, ceremonies, and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home. The first people's connection to the land teaches us about our inherent responsibility to protect and respect Mother Earth. With this land acknowledgment, we honor the ancestors and children who have been buried here, the missing and murdered Indigenous women and men and the ongoing collective healing for all human beings. We are reminded we are all treaty people and of the responsibility we have to one another. We  also  acknowledge our Turtle Island  descendants. 

We stand by those who are with us, forgotten and lost.


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