Healing and Reconciliation
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT
St. Paul’s is situated on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. All peoples have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Land acknowledgments are essential as we move forward on a path to reconciliation and are guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
The Presbyterian Church in
Canada has embarked on a number of
initiatives with the goal of greater healing and
reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples. There is still a long way to go, but knowing our history and learning through listening can empower us to move forward