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St. James-Assiniboia School Division
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Land Acknowledgement



The community of St. James-Assiniboia has deep Indigenous roots. These lands and waters are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, the Ininewak, and the Dakota Oyate peoples. It is the birthplace and national homeland of the Red River Métis. It is also home to members of the Denesuline, the Anisininewuk, and Inuit nations. Our community is bound by Treaty One.

Our water flows from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in Treaty Three, and our buildings are powered by Northern Manitoba in Treaty Five. We are all tied together through the treaties that were signed across these lands. These treaties come with a responsibility‚ÄĒto the land, the waters, the animals, and each other. We are committed to honour and learn about the true history of this pl‚Äčace, and to do our parts to move our community forward in a true spirit of justice and reconciliation.‚Äč


La communauté St. James- Assiniboia a de profondes racines autochtones. Ces terres et eaux sont les territoires traditionnels des peuples Anishinaabeg, Ininewak, et Dakota Oyate. Berceau et patrie nationale des Métis de la Rivière Rouge, elle accueille également les membres des peuples Denesuline, Anisininewuk, et Inuit. Notre communauté est tenue par le Traité 1.

Notre eau coule de la Premi√®re Nation Shoal Lake num√©ro 40 du Trait√© 3 et l'√©lectricit√© de nos b√Ętiments est fournie par le Nord du Manitoba et le Trait√© 5. Nous sommes tous li√©s par les trait√©s sign√©s sur ces terres et avons une responsabilit√© envers la terre, envers les eaux, envers les animaux, et l'un envers l'autre. Nous nous consacrons √† honorer et √† apprendre la vraie histoire de cet endroit. Nous nous engageons dans l'avancement de cette communaut√© dans l'esprit de la justice et de la r√©conciliation.

(Pictured above): The Grant‚Äč's Old Mill replica on the banks of Sturgeon Creek at 277 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. The mill was originally built by Cuthbert Grant, considered to be the first leader of the M√©tis Nation in Manitoba.‚Äč

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