SEDRD Land Acknowledgement
SEDRD works with Land & People
The lands where we live, learn and work hold the ancestral connections and stories of Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. However, colonization has orchestrated the displacement of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from their ancestral lands and hindered their ability to have good relations with the land. Indigenous peoples are actively maintaining and strengthening their relationships with the land, which are grounded in respect, reciprocity, and resiliency.
The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is committed to honouring and strengthening our relationships, through respect and responsibility, with the Indigenous nations across Turtle Island. We acknowledge that the lands on which we reside are the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis peoples. Today, this place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Acknowledging them is an act of reconciliation, reminding us of our important connection to each other and our shared responsibility to this land where we live, learn and work.
SEDRD supports and adds our collective voice to the “calls to action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee on Residential Schools to never forget and to seek redress and healing for injustice.