We acknowledge the land Go Green Youth Centre and Go Green Cricket & Sports Field operates on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. Many of us, especially the demographics we serve, have come here as settlers, immigrants, newcomers or refugees in this generation or generations past.
Go Green Youth Centre is committed to reconciliation. We are in the process of designing and installing a land acknowledgment sign on the Go Green Cricket & Sports Field. Acknowledging traditional Indigenous territories is one way to recognize the contemporary and historical Indigenous presence and land rights. It is a small step towards dismantling the continued impacts of colonialism and undoing Indigenous erasure in our everyday lives.
To learn more about the significance of land acknowledgements, you visit the following resources:
Listen to Valley Park Middle School students recite a treaty acknowledgement overlooking the Go Green Cricket & Sports Field.