The meaning of land acknowledgement

Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, in 2015, the custom of land acknowledgement was revived to acknowledge the Indigenous Nation or Nations that occupy the territory where a meeting is taking place.

 

Land acknowledgements are a first step in the journey of Reconciliation, honouring the land and Indigenous presence which dates back over 10,000 years. It provides a moment to demonstrate recognition of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples, and reflect about the past and what changes are needed to further Reconciliation.

 

Our commitment to Reconciliation

Portage Power Limited Statement on recognition of territory

 

The Algonquin Anishinaabeg is the Indigenous Nation of what we know today as the National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau).

 

Portage Power acknowledges the Indigenous peoples whose territories we work from and live in. We acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territories of the First Nations peoples, Inuit, and Métis that call Turtle Island home. We recognize that this land is shared through historic treaties, developed through contemporary treaties and land that continues to be unceded territory.

 

Portage Power honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.