Acknowledgement of the Unceded territories.

May 10, 2018 (5:02 PM) -- Minnie

We acknowledge the unceded territories of theTseshaht and Hupacasath First Peoples.
What is this about the acknowledgment of territory?
The United Church practices territory acknowledgment at public speaking events, group gatherings, and worship services. As part of our decolonizing practices, we share with you why acknowledgment of unceded territory is important.
An acknowledgment of territory recognizes that the Indigenous people who called the land home before the arrival of setters and to recognize the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples. It is an act of reconciliation.
Why do we say unceded and not traditional? The say unceded because theTseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations do not have a signed treaty with the crown.
We pray that all peoples who are non-Indigenous will work towards decolonizing our and their thoughts and actions.

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