How to honour the Indigenous People’s land where you live, work and play. To make a land acknowledgement, you need to know the Indigenous group(s) on whose traditional lands you live and work.
A land acknowledgement is a way to honour the Indigenous Peoples who live, have lived, and have thrived on the lands we occupy today. It is important to understand the history of the place we are on and its relationship with the original stewards of that land. Understanding the history and present challenges and relationships must be learned for reconciliation to occur.
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To make a land acknowledgement, you need to know the Indigenous group(s) on whose traditional lands you live and work.
Now that you know which lands you are on, you can create your script. Your script should include the traditional territory, a thank you, and be spoken from the heart in a good way to honour the Indigenous Peoples who have been the stewards of the land since time immemorial. On the following page, you will see a sample script; you can choose to use this one and fill in the blanks or create your own unique script.
I would like to acknowledge that I am currently residing on the traditional territory of the (Add Nations). I am thankful that I get to live in this beautiful territory (you can speak to some specific things on the territory you are thankful for). I promise to honour this land and its traditional stewards by taking care of the land and supporting the communities around me. Thank you.