Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this event will be occurring on stolen lands that are part of an ongoing history of colonization and violence. This event is occurring on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Neutral Nations. Kitchener-Waterloo is part of Block 2 of the Haldimand Tract, the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River, which spans 6 miles deep on each side of the Grand River. As non-Indigenous and settler peoples we benefit both from this accessing and living on this land, and the ongoing stewardship and resistance of Indigenous peoples. Colonization, and the ongoing resistance to it, must be at the forefront of understanding and working within our local context, our desire to strengthen our relations with Indigenous peoples and communities, and how we live out our values and desires for better futures