On behalf of the CBV profession, we wish to recognize the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. We believe it is vital to honour these beginnings and the ongoing dedication and importance of Indigenous culture within our communities and within the land that we gather, live, learn and work on.
We respectfully acknowledge that the land CBV Institute now stands on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. It is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that the City of Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
May this acknowledgement serve as a reminder of our continuing efforts to recognize, honour and partner with the Indigenous Peoples whose homelands we benefit from today.