Land Acknowledgement

WOCDC's Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Statement

WOCDC operates on the traditional territory of the Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation which is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We are also on Treaty territory of the Williams Treaties.

As many of us are uninvited guests on this land, it is important that we acknowledge the distinct impact of colonialism that prevents the people, animals and plants who are Indigenous to this territory from being here or from using their territory. It is imperative for us to take the time to learn and understand the stories of the true knowledge keepers of the land that we currently call home.