We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the [New] Credit. The Town of Erin is reminded that the land on which we live and work is steeped in rich indigenous history and is home to many First Nations, Metis, Inuit and other global indigenous people today.
Explanation of acknowledgement
The first sentence recognizes that today the people of Erin reside on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabe people, from whom this land was purchased by the Crown as the Ajetance Treaty, No.19, 1818.
The second sentence provides the context that the history does not start at the point of European contact.
Use of acknowledgement
The acknowledgement may be used by the Mayor or designate at official events, as deemed appropriate. The acknowledgement may be printed, spoken, projected, or posted on the Town of Erin website.