Land Acknowledgement

University of Toronto Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Additional Reflections from the Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences is a place of learning and commits to educating all members of the department about the deep connection Indigenous peoples hold with the land and about the diverse perspectives Indigenous peoples bring to natural phenomena. As scientists studying the Earth and its environments, we recognize that humans are part of Earth systems and are thus tasked to preserve the planet for future generations. Our work takes us throughout Canada and across the planet, where we will endeavour to respect the original peoples on those lands, and recognize the painful history of Indigenous genocide, land theft and settler-colonial violence that continues today. We strive to act on reconciliation and want to strengthen our relationship with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and encourage members of the department to consider their own and their ancestors' roles, responsibilities and privileges.