A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Acknowledgement of the traditional territory upon which we all live is an important first step toward reconciliation.
The Perth East Public Library would like to acknowledge that the Township of Perth East is situated on the treaty lands of the Anishinaabe, Mississauga and Mississauga of the Credit First Nations. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment towards the pursue of truth as we move towards reconciliation, while honouring those that came before us and on whose traditional land we now reside.
Use the following resources, in addition to other resources found in the Library or on the internet to learn more.
- Indigenous Traditional Territory Map
- Map of Ontario treaties and reserves
- Importance and guide to land acknowledgments