I live and work out of the town of Collingwood as a settler and a first-generation immigrant within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples. They were and are the land and story keepers for thousands of years.
I am grateful to be here to remember, acknowledge, and honour Indigenous history and culture and recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land. I am committed to educate and decolonize myself in the spirit of reconciliation and to further understand and respect all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.
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