Land Acknowledgement & Values Statement
I am a cis-gendered, straight, white, middle class, English-speaking, able- and smaller-bodied woman living in what is currently known as Canada. I recognise the tremendous privilege this has afforded me, that many others do not have.
I value you, neurotypical or neurodivergent, no matter how you choose to present yourself, whom you choose to love, the size, shape or abilities of your body, the colour of your skin, the religion that you practice, or the language that you speak. Every person is worthy of respect, love, care, and basic necessities for living. You are always welcome here.
I acknowledge that the land on which I stand in present day Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Peoples.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet) and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work, live, and thrive in the community, on this territory, this part of Turtle Island. I am also mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.