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At the October 2017 Board meeting, the Simcoe County District School Board approved the practice of a land acknowledgment for Board meetings and significant Board and school events as well as a less formal land acknowledgment for daily use in all schools.

The approval of a land acknowledgment follows recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. A land acknowledgment is an act of reconciliation and respect with, and for, the First Nations people of Simcoe County, on whose land we stand. We are proud to share that the land acknowledgments provided below were developed in consultation and partnership with local Indigenous partners.

Land acknowledgement for Board meetings and significant events:

“Simcoe County District School Board acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. The Anishnaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.”

Land acknowledgment for school daily use:

“Simcoe County District School Board acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. We acknowledge the enduring presence of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people on this land and are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect .”