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Pride Toronto apologizes for land acknowledgment failing to mention Indigenous communities – CTV Toronto News

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201936 Views

June 25, 2019

TORONTO – The group that organizes Toronto’s annual Pride parade has apologized for displaying a land acknowledgment that failed to mention any of Canada’s Indigenous communities.

Pride Toronto faced sharp criticism online over the sign, which encouraged attendees to connect with the land they were on.

But many pointed out that the land acknowledgment — which is supposed to recognize the Indigenous communities who were displaced by European settlers — did not mention that Toronto is located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

The only reference to First Nations, Metis and Indigenous communities in the acknowledgment was the inclusion of the Ojibwe phrase “chi miigwetch,” meaning “thank you.”

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