We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homeland of the Beothuk [bee-oth-uck], whose culture has now been erased forever. We also recognize the island of Ktaqmkukk [uk-dah-hum-gook] (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq [mee-gum-maq].
We acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu [in-new]
of Nitassinan [ne-tass-eh-nen], the Inuit [in-new-eet] of Nunatsiavut [nu-nat-see-ahvut], and the Inuit of NunatuKavut [nu-nah-tuhk-ah-vut].
We recognize and honour the ancestral lands and contributions of all Peoples who inhabited these territories before us, those who reside with us in the present, and generations yet to come. As stewards of the land, we endeavour to uphold our responsibility by respecting the diverse cultures, symbols, and ceremonies of all who call this place home.
By embracing the lessons of history, we pledge ourselves to forge a path of truth and reconciliation, united in our unwavering commitment to create a brighter and more inclusive future for everyone.