On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Council adopted its first ever Indigenous Land Acknowledgement as a step towards reconciliation in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action released in 2015.
North Grenville's Land Acknowledgement:
The Municipality of North Grenville acknowledges that the Municipality operates on the unceded, and unsurrendered territory of the Anishnabek. We honour the historic relationship of the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples to this land.
We recognize all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit who now call North Grenville their home. We respect and support the need for cultivating a strong relationship with all Indigenous peoples and we look forward to continuing this conversation and fostering the path towards reconciliation.
The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to a meaningful reconciliation process, which will include engagement of the Indigenous community to better understand the actions that need to be taken. The Municipality, in partnership with the Indigenous advisory firm First Peoples Group and community partners, is currently creating a reconciliation framework. The process includes assessing current policies, procedures, and strategic documents through a reconciliation lens.