Conversation Tree Press is located in the City of Kitchener which is situated on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg (Awe-Nish-Nah- Beck) and Haudenosaunee (Hoe-De-Nah-Show-Nee) Peoples. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place and the contributions they have made in shaping and strengthening our community.
A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Land acknowledgements have been around for hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans and are still used when Indigenous People visit other territories.
Land acknowledgements are a small step toward reconciliation. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report calls for 94 actions toward restoring a balanced relationship between Indigenous peoples and settler communities in Canada. The CBC website, Beyond 94, is a continually updated resource that tracks the progress made on those 94 actions.