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Our Land Acknowledgment

CANADIAN FIRST-AID TRAINING Ltd. is proud to be Métis owned. We understand the province of Manitoba to occupy original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the Homeland of Métis peoples, with our headquarters near the heart of Treaty 1.  As part of our shared history with Indigenous communities, we understand Treaty 1 to be a small part of our responsibility to develop mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples. We strive to surpass the calls of Treaty 1 to contribute to meaningful reconciliation.

Manitoba’s ongoing existence is indebted to Indigenous ancestors and their present-day relatives.  Acknowledging these original caretakers is a reminder of our unique heritage and important relationships. We understand these relationships to be maintained by fulfilling our obligations to and shared responsibilities with Indigenous Peoples. The province known as Manitoba rests on Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  We understand Treaties to be living documents that illustrate the responsibilities that we have to Indigenous People.

We recognize the importance of the 94 Calls to Action that was drafted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The 94 Calls to Action were published locally at the University of Manitoba in 2015 and is an invaluable guide on how to support reconciliation as individual settlers and as an organization.

We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work here and we thank all generations of Indigenous Peoples who have taken care of this land. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place and aim to be an effective contributor to the wellbeing of our communities. 

For more information about Treaties, the 94 Calls to Action, and settler responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples and Treaties, please visit these resources:

We are all Treaty People.