Acknowledging First Peoples and Our History
Réseau Compassion Network and its members acknowledge that we work and live on the lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inninnowuk and Saulteaux peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge that these Nations were the first to protect and care for this land and today we benefit from that.
We respect the treaties that were made on these territories and would also like to acknowledge the mistakes, the actions and lack of action in the past that have caused many harms to the Indigenous people of Canada. Those harms can never fully be counted. Those harms can never be undone.
As much as we would like, we cannot change the past. We are however responsible for our actions here and now, on this sacred land. Let our actions contribute to a more loving and compassionate world where we move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.