Many of us are settlers on this land which we call Durham Region.
Durham Region is situated on treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and is the present day home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. The Region acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
We are all treaty people who live, work and organize on occupied land.
In recognizing that this space occupies colonized First Nations territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada, it is important that we acknowledge our traumatic colonial histories and present-day implications to honour, protect and sustain this land.