The OWA acknowledges that we are gathered on the shared traditional Lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island.
Long before today, there has always been Indigenous Peoples & they are the original stewards of this Land. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work & play here.
We offer our thanks and honour all the generations of Peoples before us who have survived and thrived here since time long past. This Land continues to serve as a meeting place and crossroads for Peoples of many Nations.
Our recognition of the contributions and importance of Indigenous Peoples is part of our collective commitment to make Truth & Reconciliation real in our community as we strive for a harmonious shared future.