Ontario’s Southwest is on the traditional territories of the Anishnaabeg/Anishinaabeg/Anishnabek/Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Huron-Wendt/Huron-Wendat, Attawandaron (Neutral), Lenape, Ojibway/Chippewa, and Wendat Indigenous Peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Please take the time to read about the Upper Canada Treaties and understand how they continue to impact Indigenous Peoples living in Ontario’s Southwest.
Land Acknowledgements are an act of reconciliation, an act of compassion, and an act of mindfulness. Recognizing the traditional territories we stand on and is a small but important step we can all take towards recognizing and honouring the Indigenous Peoples who have lived on Turtle Island (aka: North America). Visit Indigenous Tourism Ontario's website to learn more about creating land acknowledgements, their importance, and what resources are available to learn about the traditional territories in your local area.