HRI wishes to acknowledge that the Riverslea Building in which we work resides on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples.
In 1784, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation ceded more than 3,000,000 acres of land to the British Crown between Lakes Huron, Ontario, and Erie, through the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3.
HRI respects the spiritual, cultural, and historical significance of the land on which we work and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. We will continue to learn, create awareness, and strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous brothers and sisters across Turtle Island and here in present-day Guelph.
Why is this important?
Land acknowledgements are an important first step toward honouring and recognizing the original occupants of the land on which we live and work. As settlers, we must deepen our gratitude to the people who have taken care of this land long before we arrived. We believe all settlers have a responsibility to acknowledge the history and legacy of colonialism and the injustices that have been carried out against Indigenous communities for centuries.
HRI is committed to supporting positive change wherever possible. To do this, we will continue to strengthen our understanding about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and development in Canada.
Please join us in these efforts by taking the following actions today:
- Read and support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action
- Visit https://native-land.ca/ to learn about the land you live and work on
- Learn more about local Indigenous groups: