What is the significance of acknowledging the Indigenous land we stand on?

What is a territorial or land acknowledgement?

What is its purpose?

How long have territorial acknowledgements existed?

How is it determined who is acknowledged?

 

What does the acknowledgement mean to Indigenous people and communities?

What does the acknowledgement mean to non-Indigenous communities?

“Norman said for people who want to take steps to reconciliation, the acknowledgement should lead to more questions about who the people listed in the acknowledgement are and how their land came to be possessed by settlers.

“It also needs to be personal,” she said. “We have to ask, ‘How am I benefitting by living on this land that is a traditional territory of Indigenous people?'”” [Quote: CBC website.]

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