Discover stories of freedom and courage within the Niagara Region which is host to extensive displays and monuments honouring Black Canadian history.
Destination Niagara Falls regional website, acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous peoples.
To forge a strong and prosperous future, we must learn from our past. To do so, it is important to create a culture of ongoing engagement while also acknowledging how much more remains to be learned. An active pursuit of identifying our roots and presenting ongoing education is what will forge a new way forward.
A renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples has been a focal point of provincial and national governments, focused on the recognition of rights, respect, truth, co-operation, and partnership.
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