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First Nations Land Acknowledgement

The following Land Acknowledgement was adopted by Council in April 2021 and will be finalized after consultation with First Nations communities in 2021.

The City of Kawartha Lakes respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Mississauga lands and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land - for thousands of years. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples, both in shaping and strengthening this community and country as a whole. This recognition is connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.

When, How and by Whom the Acknowledgment will be Made

A land acknowledgment will be made at each of the following events and in each of the following ways by the City:

By Council:

      1. At the initial swearing-in ceremony for each new 4-year term of Council.
      2. Annually, at the meeting of Council immediately preceding National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21).

Planning Advisory Committee:

  1. At the initial swearing-in ceremony for each new 4-year term of Planning Advisory Committee.
  2. Annually, at the meeting of Council immediately preceding National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21).
  3. Planning Staff meeting with private developers at a planning pre-consultation meeting. The Land Acknowledgement will be written on the forms used.
  4. On the municipal website.

ResourcesSign with "Every Child Matters"

For more information on Truth and Reconciliation, please visit: 

Truth and Reconciliation Community Bobcaygeon

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation





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