Territorial Acknowledgment


We acknowledge that Engaged Communities Canada Society's work is performed on the unceded Indigenous land primarily belonging to the Coast Salish People's including the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.


By acknowledging the traditional and unceded territories on which we work and gather, we are making a small step towards reconciliation.


With this acknowledgement, we affirm that during the European colonization of British Columbia, few treaties were signed with local First Nations. Several Nations have now entered into negotiations as part of the modern BC Treaty Commission process however the majority of the land of British Columbia remains unceded...that is territory that was not surrendered through a treaty or war.


Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory

Canadian Association of University Teachers British Columbia First Nations A-Z Listing

Government of British Columbia Pronunciation Guide to First Nations in British Columbia

Government of British Columbia Unofficial traditional territories map


Credit: UBC Museum of Anthropology