We acknowledge that we are located on the Haldimand tract, traditional and unceded territory of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.
This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe peoples and symbolizes the agreement to share, protect its resources, and not to engage in conflict.
It encompasses 950,000 acres of land that was given to the Six Nations in 1784, 10kilometers on each side of the Grand River. This land was intended to be leased to settlers but in some circumstances was sold as land with full title. Across all the Haldimand Tract, there were very few outright legal sales of land, and 90% of the leased land has never been paid for or paid to Six Nations.
If you are not from the region, we encourage you to research the history of the land you live and work on and the treaties that are tied to the land. As we are all treaty people, and it is our responsibility to honor all our relations.
We offer this land acknowledge to support and strengthen the awareness of new settlers arriving to Waterloo Region especially on the land in which they will reside. The land acknowledge is a small way for CFFM to contribute and spread this awareness thereby work towards Truth and Reconciliation.
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