The home base for our research team is at Scarborough College, University of Toronto. It is a beautiful campus and we feel privileged to be here. We would like to acknowledge the sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. The land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
We would also like to acknowledge the other sacred domains from which we draw our research which stretch from the eastern territories of the Beothuk, M’kma’ki and the Wabanaki Confederacy to the northern terrains of the Nunavik, Inuit, Cree, Denendeh and Metis to the western lands of the Tsuu T’ina, Stoney, Gwich’n Nành, Ucluelet, Coast Salish and, Pacheedaht. Indigenous peoples have lived in deep relationship with all of these and other lands for millennia and we are grateful to live and work on these grounds.