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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together
GECDSB Land Acknowledgement

​Open Minds - FNMI logo.jpg​The GECDSB Board of Trustees, following extensive consultation with the area's Indigenous communities, has approved the adoption of a practice to formally acknowledge the Indigenous lands on which our board resides:​

We acknowledge that we are on land and surrounded by water, originally inhabited by Indigenous Peoples who have travelled this area since time immemorial.  This territory is within the lands honoured by the Wampum Treaties; agreements between the Anishinaabe , Haudenosaunee , Lenni Lenape  and allied Nations to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.  Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the presence of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe , Odawa , Potawatomi)  and Huron/Wendat Peoples.  We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture while remaining committed to moving forward respectfully with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.