The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released the Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory, which provides the territorial acknowledgment appropriate for each local region in which CAUT has member associations.
“The purpose of the guide is to encourage all academic staff association representatives and members to acknowledge the First Peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work” says CAUT president, James Compton. “Acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Aboriginal Peoples, which is key to reconciliation.”
Acknowledging traditional territory appropriately takes place at the commencement of courses, at meetings or conferences, at presentations given either at one’s home institution or elsewhere.
You can find CAUT’s Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory at the following link.
Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)