We acknowledge that we are located in First Nations Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Dakota, Dené, and Ojibway-Cree, and the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.
We acknowledge the Indigenous ancestors of the past, and the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of the present and the future.
These lands represent a traditional place where nations from all over the world came to meet, share information and trade.
We also acknowledge First Nations Treaty 3 – the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation area – where we get our water supply.
Along with First Nations Treaty 3, we would like to acknowledge where Manitoba receives our electricity from. The very resource connecting many organizations like Communities 4 Families to agencies and families throughout the pandemic. Approximately 70% of Manitoba’s electricity comes from Nelson River in northern Manitoba, located in First Nations Treaty 5.(https://www.hydro.mb.ca/corporate/teachers/producing_electricity/)
Acknowledging Treaty land Through Play
Communities 4 Families does not have their own bank of activities or land-based play resources available at this time associated with acknowledging treaty lands. Please check out the links below for resources about using play to explore and learn about Treaty land and awareness of the past, present, and future of the space you’re using for your program.
Working in Good Ways: Indigenous Engagement – series of YouTube videos from University of Manitoba’s Community Engagement department. Focuses on accountability, recognition of where you stand, and how to engage with Indigenous communities. https://umanitoba.ca/student/community-service-learning/wiagw.html
You can watch the first video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WukrqGd3pkM&feature=youtu.be