Staff members at the DTRC are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and actively seek knowledge to deepen their understanding with the belief that by sharing resources they can collectively honour and uphold treaty responsibilities, and practice on the land that we call Canada today. We are committed to working together to build a better relationship with each other and with the land. With team members in different locations throughout Turtle Island, we recognize our relationships as follows:
Land Acknowledgement (Toronto/Tkaronto)
The meeting place of Toronto (Tkaronto) is still the home to many First Nations, Inuit, & Metis people from across Turtle Island. We give thanks to the caretakers of this territory: the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee (The People of the Longhouse), Chippewa, and the Anishnaabe nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Land Acknowledgement (Montréal / Tiohtiá:ke)
(Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal) is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg.
Land Acknowledgement (Southern Alberta)
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
Land Acknowledgement (Winnipeg)
Winnipeg is located within Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland.
Land Acknowledgement (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Gratefully serving dancers on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Land Acknowledgement (Moncton, New Brunswick)
Graciously hosted on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoquiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples.