Land Acknowledgments

Territorial Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the city of Montreal is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Concordia University Office of Indigenous Directions

Forest Lake
Image by Annie Spratt
Image by Annie Spratt

The Hub’s Black
Canadian Tribute

As Black Canadians, land acknowledgements are a moment to honour the implications of being disposed of, displaced and enslaved peoples on stolen lands. To acknowledge our solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of Canada as we frequent and benefit from their lands within our shared histories of genocide, dispossession, and ongoing systemic oppression by settler colonialism, taking from Natasha Henry, president of the Ontario black history association and Chiamake Mogo from the Canadian Race Relations Association. As Black people in Canada, let’s pay homage to the exported Africans, the black and enslaved, who risked their lives for us to be here, together, and live out there without physical chains.

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