We acknowledge that Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL&S) operates as an uninvited guest upon the
traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinabek Nation. We are
grateful to be able to work, learn, and teach on these lands.
To acknowledge this traditional territory is to recognize its long history, one predating the
establishment of the earliest European colonies. It is also to recognize this territory’s significance for the Indigenous Peoples who lived, and continue to live, upon it and whose practices and spiritualities were and are tied to this land.
KL&S joins the community in remembering the victims and honouring the survivors of residential
schools across Turtle Island. We extend our sympathies to Indigenous communities affected by this tragedy. This serves as a stark reminder of the need to recognize our troubled past and present and is an urgent reminder for all Canadians to work towards truth and reconciliation. We pledge that within our mission of education that we will share and acknowledge Indigenous stories and identities.