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

Trent University, University of Toronto, Indigenous land, land acknowledgements, North American Indigenous GamesDuring the opening ceremony for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) on Sunday evening, organizers will honour and acknowledge the Aboriginal homelands on which the games are taking place.

It’s a tradition that has dated back centuries for Indigenous people, but for many non-Indigenous Canadians, officially recognizing the territory or lands we stand on is a fairly new concept.

However, it’s one that many Indigenous people say marks a small but essential step toward reconciliation.

“We honour and thank the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River as our community partners and traditional inhabitants of the lands of the City of Toronto, Region of Hamilton, Durham Region and surrounding areas,” reads the acknowledgement, which is published on the official NAIG website.

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