Land Acknowledgements

Land Acknowledgements should be more than just naming the First Nation, Treaty or traditional territory.  It doesn’t mean anything unless you do a bit of work and research yourself.  Understanding your part in the relationship is a big step forward.

We recommend reaching out to your neighbouring or closest First Nation since you should be building a relationship with that First Nation.  They will also help you with local dialect for the correct pronunciation of certain words in their specific language.  Within the Anishinabek Nation there are varying dialects of Anishinaabemowin.  We also have Lenape and Algonquin speakers.

There are also local Friendship Centres to make contact with to find out how they recognize First Nation, Metis or Inuit lands in your area and whose land you currently reside on.

 

There is a great Land Acknowledgement resource app called Whose Land available in the App Store and on Google Play:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/whose-land/id1350310353

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=land.whose.app

 

These are the 39 First Nations that make up the Anishinabek Nation:

http://www.anishinabek.ca/first-nations/

Chiefs of Ontario First Nation map

http://chiefs-of-ontario.org/resources/map/