Treaty Land Acknowledgement

Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis Nation: Winnipeg Regional Office

Career Trek acknowledges, respects and has the honour of working on lands in Treaty 1 Territory, a treaty that was entered into in 1871 at Lower Fort Garry.  It is important to recognize that the land on which we’re gathered is the traditional and ancestral lands of the Anishinabek, Inninewak, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples who, prior to contact with Europeans, created and maintained important trade routes, belonged to the land and respected non-human species, and thrived in a culture that was celebrated through language, ceremony, tradition and a sustainable economy.  Just as important is the acknowledgement that Treaty 1 Territory is also the homeland of the Metis Nation; a nation that came to be in the late 18th, early 19th century. A nation of people of mixed Indigenous and European ancestry with its own distinct culture, language and history. 

As we gather in Treaty 1 Territory it is important to recognize and honour Treaty 3, in particular Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water.  To honour the gift of water, Career Trek will support Shoal Lake 40 First Nation’s work to end a decades long boil water advisory and recognize the importance and impact of the all-weather road that opened June 2019.   

As we think about and acknowledge Treaty 1, Treaty 3 and the Homeland of the Metis Nation, and as we move along the path of truth and reconciliation it will be important to remember that we are on this journey because of the history, that until recently, hadn’t been told – the true history, a colonial history that shapes Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

In the era of truth and reconciliation it will be important to ensure there is a dedicated commitment from individuals and institutions to the 94 Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the 46 articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 231 Calls for Justice that came from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people.

Taken from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s principles of reconciliation, “Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practice reconciliation in our everyday lives – within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships.”

Treaty 2 Territory: West Regional Office – Brandon, MB

Career Trek acknowledges, respects and has the honour of working on lands in Treaty 2 Territory, a treaty that was negotiated and entered into in 1871 at Manitoba House.  It is important to recognize that the land on which we’re gathered is the traditional and ancestral lands of the Dakota, Anishinabe, Inninewak , Oji-Cree, Dene and Metis peoples. It is on these lands, that prior to European contact, Indigenous peoples established and maintained important trade routes, connected with and lived off the land, and thrived in a culture of language, ceremony, tradition and a sustainable livelihood. 

As we think about and acknowledge Treaty 2 Territory and as we move along the path of reconciliation it will be important to remember that we are on a journey of reconciliation because of a history, that until recently, hadn’t been told – the true history, a dark history of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

In the era of truth and reconciliation it will be important to ensure there is a dedicated commitment from individuals and institutions to the 94 Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the 46 articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 231 Calls for Justice that came from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people.

Taken from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s principles of reconciliation, “ Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practice reconciliation in our everyday lives – within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships.”

Treaty 5 Territory: North Regional Office – The Pas, MB

Career Trek acknowledges, respects and has the honour of working on lands in Treaty 5 Territory, a treaty that was first negotiated and entered into in 1875 in Berens River. Treaty 5 Territory is the traditional and ancestral lands for many Indigenous peoples who, prior to contact with Europeans, established and maintained important trade routes, connected with and lived off the land, and thrived in a culture that was celebrated through language, ceremony, tradition and a sustainable livelihood.

As we think about and acknowledge Treaty 5 Territory and as we move along the path of reconciliation it will be important to remember that we are on a journey of reconciliation because of a history, that until recently, hadn’t been told – the true history, a dark history of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

In the era of truth and reconciliation it will be important to ensure there is a dedicated commitment from individuals and institutions to the 94 Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the 46 articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 231 Calls for Justice that came from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people.

Taken from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s principles of reconciliation, “ Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practice reconciliation in our everyday lives – within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships.”