Land Acknowledgment

Understanding and Learning Indigenous Protocols through the Land Acknowledgment

As York University embarks on a welcome and broad based initiative to make the university a more hospitable place for Indigenous scholars, students, staff, visitors and scholarship, it becomes increasingly important to acknowledge Indigenous protocols. Observing and acknowledging protocols will assist York University in building respectful dialogue and in facilitating/establishing relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations and peoples.

Over the coming weeks and months, a variety of additional resources will be made available to the York University community and those will be reflected on this page.

Land Acknowledgment:

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.