The City of Cambridge acknowledges that we are situated upon the land traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Neutral People.

We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge and philosophies of the Indigenous People with whom we share this land today.


Why we say a Territorial Acknowledgement

This acknowledgement is stated to give context to the history of this land. Acknowledging that it begins before European contact and includes the Neutral (Attawandaron, pronounced “At-tah-wahn-da-ron), Anishnaabe (pronounced Ah-nish-naw-bay) and Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho-den-noh-show-nee) peoples and continues today.

We say this at the City of Cambridge to work toward reconciliation with Indigenous communities.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its findings and 94 Calls to Action in December 2015. The TRC is the start of a reconciliation process between Canada, and all people who live in Canada with Indigenous Peoples. The federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments were called upon to adopt and implement various actions in response to residential schools and reconciliation.

Educational Resources

Days of Significance

June: National Indigenous People’s Month
June 21: National Indigenous People’s Day
September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day
October 4: National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls                                            November 1-7: Treaties Recognition Week
November 8: National Aboriginal Veteran’s Day

Local Indigenous Resources

Local education system resources

Legal aid

Housing supports

Employment supports

Community services

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