Beach United Garden

We acknowledge the stewardship of these lands by the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples who through mutual treaty have cared for these lands since time immemorial.  Since joining this treaty relationship in 1805, the Mississauga’s of the Credit have formally been part of this care. Other neighbours have cared for, shared and traded resources in what we now call Ontario as well.  The Seneca, the Chippewa, and the Ojibway are all part of this peaceful community. It is sacred land.

Today, the meeting place around Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work and gather together on this territory. For those of us who come from settler traditions, it is our turn to participate in this care under the guidance and leadership of Indigenous partners.  This is the work of reconciliation; seeking to be mindful of broken covenants and striving to make right with all our relations.

We are grateful for the gift of this Land Acknowledgement by a participant of our lunch program, who identifies as as member of Toronto’s urban Indigenous community.

United Church of Canada Reconciliation & Indigenous Justice