Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land teaches us about their inherent responsibility to protect and respect Mother Earth. With this acknowledgement, we honour their ancestors who have been buried here as well as those who live and work here today.
We are reminded that we are all treaty people and with responsibility we have to one another. We acknowledge that the city of Tkaron:to (Toronto) and the surrounding areas is situated in the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississauga of the Credit River. This historic area is subject to the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) and allied nations to share and care for the resources around what is now known as the Great Lakes. After contact, this territory became subject to the Upper Canada Treaties.
We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies, and cultures of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples who call this territory home.
Pearson Canada’s Land Acknowledgment Practice:
- Acknowledge at every national internal/external meeting (online/in person)
- Acknowledge at every regional internal meeting (online/in person)
- Acknowledge at every Pearson hosted webinar/event
National Land Acknowledgement
Pearson Canada acknowledges the history of the land on which we all gather; it is a combination of treaty and traditional unceded territory, and Métis homeland. We acknowledge the many Inuit, Métis, and First Nations whose footsteps have marked the land where each of you currently resides or are visiting. We also recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude.
Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land teaches us about their inherent responsibility to protect and respect Mother Earth. With this acknowledgement, we honour their relatives who have been buried here as well as those who live and work here today.
Pearson Canada strives for respectful partnerships with all the peoples of this country as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour of this beautiful land.