Land Acknowledgement

On November 29, 2021, Speaker Myrna Driedger delivered the first-ever land acknowledgement at the beginning of a sitting of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Thank you to our special guests who attended the sitting for this occasion:
  • Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas
  • MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee
  • Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand
  • Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse
  • Executive Director of the Manitoba Inuit Association, Rachel Dutton
  • Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross

We acknowledge we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations.

We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.

We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.