Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Few Examples of Organizations Recognizing First Nations in Public Gatherings

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Few Examples of Organizations Recognizing First Nations in Public Gatherings

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A few examples of organizations recognizing First Nations

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WINNIPEG - Following Canada's apology for residential schools and the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on that chapter in the country's history, many organizations, including the Winnipeg Jets, are acknowledging indigenous lands during public gatherings. Here are a few examples:

-- Organizers of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics formally recognized the Games as being held on the traditional territory of four First Nations, who were partners in planning the event.

-- Vancouver city council has passed a motion to acknowledge that the city sits on unceded territory of three First Nations and developed protocols to respect the territory in city business.

-- Winnipeg city hall begins meetings with an acknowledgment of Treaty 1 and Metis territory. …

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