Land Acknowledgment

We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 Lands.   On behalf of Brandon University, I welcome you to the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-Cree, Cree and Metis peoples.

Brandon University has campuses on both Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories. Our main campus is located in Brandon, Manitoba, on Treaty 2 territory. This is traditional shared land between the Dakota and Ojibway. The Turtle Mountains and Brandon Area was also home to the Métis peoples. Settlements along the Assiniboine River and into northeastern areas of Saskatchewan created a chain of Métis Communities.

We at Brandon University acknowledge and respect the history, land and the people of this area.

On behalf of Brandon University, I welcome you to the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-Cree, Cree and Metis peoples.

A territorial or land acknowledgement is an act of reconciliation that involves making a statement recognizing the traditional territory of the Indigenous people who called the land home before the arrival of settlers, and in many cases Indigenous people still do call it home.