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Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time for all of us to recognize and celebrate the unique history, heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. The municipality acknowledges the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.
Historically, a Land Acknowledgment is a traditional practice shared amongst Indigenous groups to recognize the Indigenous land and territory they are visiting. Today, making a respectful Land Acknowledgement remains a way to express one’s gratitude and respect to Indigenous peoples for being stewards of the land we live and work on, and is an important step in reconciliation.
You can learn more about Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day at http://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/diversity-inclusion/national-indigenous-month