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Town council adopts official land acknowledgment statement – Collingwood News

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2018171 Views

Town staff worked with Ojibway knowledge keeper for the wording of a statement acknowledging the Indigenous presence, past and current, in and around Collingwood.

In the future, Collingwood’s council meetings and special events will begin with a land acknowledgement.

At the request of council, Dean Collver, director of parks, recreation, and culture for the town, has been working with Glenn Trivett, an Ojibway knowledge keeper and medicine man, and the Wawasayguming Indigenous Arts and Culture Centre to create a statement to recognize and honour the Indigenous presence in Collingwood both past and present.

Council first made the request on June 25, and Collver brought the statement to council at the Sept. 10 meeting.

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