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Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Territories

This Instructor’s Guide was developed at York University.

At York University, we recognize that many Indigenous nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which the York campuses are located; relationships that precede the establishment of the university.

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

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Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Territories by Samantha Cutrara, PhD, for the Office of the Vice Provost Academic, York University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.