We acknowledge that Camp NeeKauNis
is situated on the ancestral lands of the Wendat and Anishnaabeg
and, more recently, Haudenosaunee peoples,
in Upper Canada treaties territory
that has seen thousands of years of rich Indigenous history
and is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island today.
We honour the covenants
of the Dish with One Spoon and Two Row Wampum Belts.
As we gather, we remind ourselves to respect and nurture
our sacred relationship to this land as well as to its First Peoples
both past and present.