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Land Acknowledgement

Martin Luther University College is located on the Haldimand tract, the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

This territory is part of the Two-row Wampum, Friendship Belt, and Dish with One Spoon Treaties commending all to live in peace – stewarding and sharing the resources of this land.   

The Haldimand Deed of Oct. 25, 1784, signed by the British and the Six Nations, secured 6 miles on each side of the Grand River from Lake Erie to its head for the Haudenosaunee people for their enjoyment forever as compensation for their service to the Crown and for lands lost during the American Revolution. 

This land is also now home to people from other First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.

This land acknowledgment signals Martin Luther University College’s commitment to the work of truth and reconciliation – seeking reparation for the harms of colonization. 

We give thanks to the First Peoples for their sacred work of caring for this land.  We commit ourselves to walking alongside of them in this work and contributing to this care. 

We also express our deep gratitude to the land itself, our First Mother, who provides for us in our journey from cradle to grave.

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