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Peel to vote on formal Indigenous land acknowledgement – mississauga.com
by ahnationtalk onNovember 6, 2019210 Views
The Region of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Committee will vote Thursday, Nov. 7 on whether or not all their public proceedings should open with a formal, Indigenous land acknowledgement.
The proposed land acknowledgement was developed in consultation with local resources from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Ministry of Education — Indigenous Education office, Ontario Federation of Labour, Peel Aboriginal Network and University of Toronto.
A land acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects the legal and spiritual relationship between Indigenous peoples and their traditional territories. Acknowledging the land is an Indigenous protocol that has been practised for thousands of years.