The farm is located within the Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations, and within the Huron Tract (Treaty 29); the Treaty lands and Territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. The farm is also within the Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
We give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.
This land has been home and traditional territory to other Indigenous people since time immemorial. All of Canada resides on traditional, unceded and/or treaty lands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
From this place and these people comes the Dish with One Spoon Covenant which reminds us that there is only one dish, the land. And we all eat with only one spoon. Land should be shared to the mutual benefit of all its inhabitants. We all share the responsibility of ensuring the dish is never empty, and that all can access the spoon. This includes all beings.
Our acknowledgement of the land also serves as a declaration of our collective responsibility to this place and its peoples’ unique histories, rights, and presence. We support the “Calls to Action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, including holding governments and answering to the 92nd Call to Action (Business and Reconciliation).
As Treaty People, we commit to holding ourselves accountable for connecting with and learning from our local Indigenous community members, as well as supporting reconciliation and Indigenous sovereignty. Our business can and should serve these goals. As we learn and expand our understanding, this Land Acknowledgment and our actions will evolve and change.
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