We are grateful for the land on which we gather and honour the previous generations who have been stewards of this land and who have welcomed newcomers. Together, we are all treaty peoples. We honour our responsibility to this place we call home, today and for future generations.
We pay tribute to all the Aboriginal peoples who live in Canada. We recognize the keepers of traditional knowledge, young and old.
We recognize the long-standing and sacred bond between the following nations and the territories in which our offices are located:
· Toronto: traditional lands of the Huron-Wendat First Nations, Mississaugas of Credit and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
· Ottawa: unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
· Sudbury: traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nations
We also recognize the many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis who live and work on these lands.
We honour their courageous leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow.