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 is located on Treaty 2 land. Historically this place belongs to all the people. It is traditional Ojibway grounds that were never ceded. When the Dakota arrived from the United States, they accepted this area as Dakota Territory. It remains such today. The Turtle Mountains and Brandon Area was also home to the Metis peoples. Settlements along the Assiniboine River and into north eastern areas of Saskatchewan created a chain of Metis Communities. We, at Brandon University, acknowledge and respect the history, the land and the people of this area.
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.