What is the territorial land you stand on or where you started your journey? Tweet your acknowledgement!

North America on Native Land Map

In What is the significance of acknowledging the Indigenous land we stand on? Ramna Shahzad (2017) reports “It’s a tradition that has dated back centuries for Indigenous people, but for many non-Indigenous Canadians, officially recognizing the territory or lands we stand on is a fairly new concept. However, it’s one that many Indigenous people say marks a small but essential step toward reconciliation.”

Allison Jones et al. (n.d.) writes “Why acknowledge territory? Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies.”

Use https://native-land.ca/ to search for where you live, work or where you were born. Use the filters to identify the territories of that land and share that in a tweet.

Example:

I want to acknowledge that I live on the traditional territories of : Anishinabek (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ),  Haudenosauneega Confederacy, Miami and Anishinaabe Nations.

I started my journey on the traditional territories of : Anishinabek (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ),  Haudenosauneega Confederacy, Miami and Anishinaabe Nations.

I want to acknowledge that I work on the traditional territories of : Anishinabek (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ),  Haudenosauneega Confederacy, Miami and Anishinaabe Nations.

Alternately, you can take a screenshot and tweet with a response:

Windsor Ontario on Native Land Map

Tweet your response to @ontarioextend and be sure to include the hashtag #oext196

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