Sarnia has agreed to begin its regular city council meetings with a traditional territory acknowledgement.
The acknowledgement will be read aloud by the meeting chairperson following the national anthem.
“In the spirit of peace and friendship, we honour the Anishinaabek of the Three Fires Confederacy on whose traditional territory we are gathered. The City of Sarnia has resolved to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
The wording was developed by a committee created to help implement the U.N. declaration and has been reviewed by Aamjiwnaang, Kettle and Stony Point and Walpole Island First Nations.