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Land Acknowledgement: Land and Building Opening

land acknowledgement: For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River, according to NOW Magazine. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land. If you've been on campus at University of Toronto in the past few years, you've probably noticed at every convocation, ground-breaking or building opening, someone reads a land acknowledgement that goes something like this We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. Many post-secondary schools across Ontario have their own version of the Statement of Acknowledgement of Traditional Land, but it's only a part of the wider push to decolonize campuses in the wake of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation report. But the decolonizing process isn't simple. That has created a hiring boom as schools look to hire Indigenous professors and administrators. ( As reported in the news.