McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.*
Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.
Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event.