Land Acknowledgment

Land Acknowledgment

We want to take this time to acknowledge our deep privilege to be here, living, on the ancestral, unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth) nations of the Coast Salish peoples - whose relationship with the land is ancient, primary and enduring.

The reality is that colonialism is invisible to many settlers, and we must look at the ways in which we benefit from our systems that marginalize and displace our Indigenous communities.

As feminists and activists, it is our collective responsibility to unpack our colonial histories and existing ignorance, to call our communities to honour and sustain this land, and to support and amplify the current endeavours of its first peoples.

We realize that this acknowledgement is only a small part of cultivating strong relationships with the First Peoples of Canada; but it is a necessary step, and we need to continue the learning process.