A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the relationship between Indigenous peoples and their traditional territories. Acknowledging the land is an Indigenous practice that has been happening for thousands of years. It recognizes and respects the legal and spiritual relationship Indigenous peoples have with their territories.
Mississauga is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Indigenous peoples including the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Metis, Mississauga and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples have inhabited and cared for the land we call Mississauga for thousands of years.
TEDxMississauga respects and appreciates Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.