"In keeping with Indigenous protocol, I would like to acknowledge this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Metis Nation."
"The treaty was signed for the particular parcel of land that is collectively referred to as The First Purchase and applies to lands west of Brown's Line to Burlington Bay and north to Eglinton Avenue."
"I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land."And I recognize the enduring presence of Liberal guilt/self-loathing which venerates victimhood above all else.
Update: From the TDSB website:
Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands and Territories
At the TDSB, it is customary to acknowledge the Traditional and Ancestral lands of Aboriginal peoples at the beginning of events, gatherings and meetings. All schools will soon begin their day with an acknowledgement of the territories for more information you can read the Board decision (on page 2) and read the AEC's report. Here are some speaking notes you can use to open your meetings and events with an acknowledgment of Traditional and Ancestral Lands.
Aboriginal Education LibraryThe Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) provides aboriginal resources to TDSB staff and students. It has over 800 books, sound recordings and videos. Contact: Kitty Sill at 416-393-9600, Kitty.Sill@tdsb.on.ca. Enter the library.
Resources for Aboriginal Education
- Decolonizing Our Schools: Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board, By Dr. Susan D. Dion, with Krista Johnston & Dr. Carla Rice (The authors’ rights re this report are protected with a Creative Commons license that allows users to quote from, link to, copy, transmit and distribute for non-commercial purposes, provided they attribute it to the authors and to the report. The license does not allow users to alter, transform, or build upon the report. Learn more http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/.) How to cite this document:
Dion, Susan D.; Johnston, Krista; Rice, Carla, M (2010) Decolonizing Our Schools Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board. (Toronto)
- The Ontario Curriculum: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Connections Scope and Sequence of Expectations
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Final Report and Calls to Action
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
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