We acknowledge the Attawandaron people and the Mississaugas of the New Credit on whose traditional territory the village of Eden Mills resides. We offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours, as we work to strengthen our relationships with them.
We recognize the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant to this land. The Dish with One Spoon Covenant is a peace agreement made between Indigenous nations before the Europeans arrived. It characterizes our collective responsibility to each other and Mother Earth:
We should take only what we need.
Leave enough for others, and
Keep the dish clean.
Today, this area is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we live, and its' waters.
May we who dwell on, or visit this land and these waters, be good stewards and honour those who came before us.