The members of Holy Trinity wish to acknowledge that our church building, (in which we worship, host various church and community activities and social gatherings) is located in the lands of the Crawford Purchase (1783). We are learning to be Treaty People through relationships with our Anishinaabe, Wendake, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga neighbours.
Our ability to be working and living here now— comes as a direct benefit of policies of expulsion and assimilation of Indigenous peoples during the time of settlement, Confederation, and since.
The harms of these policies are many and are still being felt in Indigenous communities today.
Land acknowledgements are just one small expression of our commitment to forming alliances and solidarity with Indigenous peoples to help make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation more real in our communities.
We would encourage you to learn the history of the land upon which you reside and to make acknowledging that history a regular part of your own practice.