National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
St. Francis Xavier University
2400 Mount Saint Bernard
Camden Hall, 2nd Floor
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2G 2W5
Telephone: (902) 867-6133
We would like to begin by acknowledging that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
We acknowledge this land not only in thanks to the Indigenous communities who have held relationship with this land for generations but also in recognition of the historical and on-going legacy of colonialism.
Out of respect for the important work of reconciliation, we encourage you to contact us if you can suggest a way improve upon our statement above.