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Land Acknowledgement

ReImagine17 works on the stolen and unceded (i.e. never consensually surrendered) homelands and territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including but not limited to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations. We are an organization that works remotely all over Turtle Island, which is colonially known as Canada.  

 

As uninvited settlers, we have the privilege to live, love, work, and play on these occupied lands. It is important to our organization that we hold respect, understanding and gratitude for these lands and their rightful keepers. We support, learn from, and amplify the work of Indigenous peoples and Nations in their pursuits towards sovereignty and asserting their land rights. We understand that current frameworks of sustainable development are not separate from the ongoing structures of oppression, settler colonialism and assimilation.

 

We acknowledge the history of colonization and the ongoing structure of settler colonialism, from which we as an organization benefit. In exploring sustainable development, we ground our work and advocacy in contingent collaboration toward anti-oppression, decolonization, and social justice. We hope to do our work with respect to the Indigenous peoples who have cared for their lands and in solidarity with those engaged in ongoing resistance and resilience.

 

For more: 

www.landback.org

www.native-land.ca (please note that it is not always accurate)