A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Acknowledgement of the traditional territory upon which we all live is an important first step toward reconciliation.
”Friesens operations are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. As such, we are grateful and humble guests on this territory.”
Use of Acknowledgement
The territorial acknowledgement will be used by Friesens CEO or designate at the start of public meetings, celebrations, or other events as deemed appropriate, and that are hosted or supported by Friesens Corporation.
The Path Ahead
We encourage others to continue their reconciliation journey by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.