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We acknowledge that the Char-Lan Skating Club is located on the traditional territory of the Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Wendake-Nionwentsïo and Haudenosaunee people. We recognize the longstanding relationships these Nations have with this land and the waters that surround us.

We express our gratitude for the opportunity to gather and skate on this land, and we are committed to respecting and honoring the rich cultural heritage and traditions of all Indigenous peoples who have lived here. We are thankful for the guidance and stewardship of the Indigenous communities and their ongoing efforts to protect and preserve these lands for future generations.

A land acknowledgement is important to the Char-Lan Skating Club because it recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that Indigenous peoples have with the land we are privileged to use. It demonstrates our commitment to honoring the history and contributions of the Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Wendake-Nionwentsïo and Haudenosaunee peoples, whose traditional territory we occupy. By acknowledging the land, we strive to educate our community, foster a spirit of inclusivity, and contribute to the ongoing efforts of reconciliation and mutual respect. This acknowledgement is a step towards creating a more equitable and respectful environment for all.

If you would like to learn more, here are some valuable resources about Indigenous communities in Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Act:


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)  

 The official website of the TRC provides comprehensive information on the history and legacy of residential schools, the TRC’s reports, and the 94 Calls to Action.


National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)   

The NCTR houses the archives and collections of the TRC and provides educational materials, survivor stories, and research resources.


Indigenous Foundations   

A resource created by the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, providing information on key topics related to Indigenous history, culture, and politics.


Government of Canada - Indigenous Peoples and Communities   

The official government portal offers information on various Indigenous groups in Canada, their rights, treaties, and government programs.


Assembly of First Nations (AFN)   

The AFN represents First Nations across Canada and provides updates on their advocacy work, policy development, and initiatives.


Métis National Council

The official site for the Métis Nation, providing resources on Métis history, culture, and current initiatives.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada   

An educational resource created by Canadian Geographic in partnership with Indigenous organizations, featuring maps, stories, and educational resources.


These resources provide valuable insights and information for anyone looking to understand more about Indigenous communities in Canada and the ongoing efforts toward truth and reconciliation.

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