Mist coming off the water of Koshlong Lake

Land Acknowledgment

As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.

 

We will begin your experience at YMCA Wanakita by acknowledging that we are gathering on Aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning.

 

Long before today, as we gather here, there have been Aboriginal peoples who have been the stewards of this place. In particular; we acknowledge the Anishinabek and Huron-Wendat people.

 

We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. The name Wanakita itself is derived from the Huron-Wendat Legend of Kitchikewana. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.