Land Acknowledgement

Acknowledging the Land

Land acknowledgements in Canada are an important symbol of our path towards truth and reconciliation with the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of this land.

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention acknowledges that Niagara Region is the traditional territory of the Hatiwendarank, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe peoples that made up the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation and Haudenosaunee Confederacy, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous peoples.