NCCIE has created this video montage, which is a sampling of community voices gathered from several NCCIE 'stories' that you will find on NCCIE.CA. In this video you will hear community members, Elders, and Knowledge Holders from across the country share their insights and introspections in response to the following questions:
Featured in this video are (in order of appearance):
We are thankful to be welcomed on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on remain home to many Indigenous Peoples and Nations, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we remember the history of these lands that has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Peoples who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by as we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.
(adapted from: https://studentlife.ontariotechu.ca/services/community/indigenous/land-acknowledgement/#:~:text=Acknowledgement+Statement&text=These+lands+remain+home+to,settler+peoples+until+this+day.)
|Jennifer Dockstator||National Project Director, NCCIE||Oakville, ON|
|Claire Letendre||Video Editor, Bang Up Productions||Saskatoon, SK|
|Creative Fire||Administration||Saskatoon, SK|
|Length of Video||28:35 minutes|
|Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No|
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