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Land and Treaty Acknowledgement

The DVCLS acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg, Attawandaron and Leni-Lunaape, particularly the Mississaugas of New Credit. The place now called Ontario is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and operate in this land.

The Don Valley Community Legal Services respects that we operate our services under The Toronto Purchase Treaty No. 13 (1805).

The DVCLS also recognizes and acknowledges we are in the territory subject to the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabeg and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the land and waters of the Great Lakes region.

Aboriginal Legal Services

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples