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HYI Calls to Action Team’s Guide to Land Acknowledgements

Introduction Angela G is a grade 10 student who volunteers with the Halton Youth initiative (HYI) Calls to Action team. In her blog below, she shares her thoughts on what she has learned about Land Acknowledgements to make them personal, authentic, and meaningful.  – Angela Bellegarde, Our Kids Network Indigenous lead   HYI Calls to Action Team’s Guide to Land Acknowledgements   By Angela G., Halton Youth initiative Community Builders Calls to Action team member As youth working to advocate for Indigenous rights and immersing ourselves in Indigenous culture, it was brought to our attention that many people are unaware of how to properly put together a Land Acknowledgement.  Land Acknowledgements, one of the most important components of Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation, are often spoken at meetings or assemblies by adults and youth in various areas. We wanted to bring attention to the fact that Land Acknowledgements should not just be spoken to check off a requirement....

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