Kitchener Ontario is on the traditional territory of the neutral, ANISHNAABEG and HAUDENOSAUONEE peoples.
This territory is covered by The Upper Canada and Haldimand Treaties.
A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Recognizing the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we reside on. It is a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. Street therapy believes that it is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to reside on the land and to seek an understanding of our place within that history. It is important for us to have an awareness and learn how we can build present participation.