Land Acknowledgement

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A poster of the Westwind School Division Land Acknowledgement is available HERE.

A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the relationship that exists between First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples, and their traditional territories. 


Recognizing the land demonstrates gratitude, respect and appreciation to those who have lived on the land for generations and continue to do so, as well as honours the Indigenous people who have a long-standing relationship with the land. 


Acknowledging territory can be performed at any important function such as a school assembly, awards night, graduation, or celebrations that include First Nations communities. Acknowledging the land is usually the first item on the agenda, and is included in the opening remarks.