Indigenous Resources

Land Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Territories

 

"Land Acknowledgements are formal statements that recognize the unique and enduing relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories, prior to colonization and the arrival of settlers.  

Recognizing this land expresses gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and honours the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial" (Laurier).

A land acknowledgement acts as a form of reconciliation, by demonstrating respect and recognition for Indigenous peoples.

Land acknowledgements vary in wording, but generally contain statements to honour the people and the land that is being resided on.  

Perspectives of and Actions for Reconciliation (resources on Residential School)

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With the intention to be broad, you'll find sources here that examine reconciliation from different perspectives. There are resources for different contexts (residential school history and information, information for personal understanding, information and tools for the classroom, research, LU library residential school texts, videos, newspaper articles, and more).

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