At HIROC we acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples of the lands we have the privilege to work on today. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to improving relationships between nations, and to improving our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures.
Land acknowledgments help Canadians recognize and respect Indigenous peoples’ inherent kinship beliefs when it comes to the land, especially since those beliefs were restricted for so long – and continue to be restricted.
As a reciprocal, HIROC is made up of its Subscribers from coast-to-coast. Across Canada we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home.
HIROC's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. This land is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat.
We also recognize our office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg is located within Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland.
Today, all of the places we live and work are home to Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island, and we at HIROC are grateful to be on this land.
We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and consider how we can each, in our own way, try to move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.