Trinity College School is located on Michi-Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory. Since time immemorial, this land has been stewarded by Michi-Saagiig Anishnaabeg, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Cayuga, and Chippewa Nations and is now also home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island and around the world. As a part of colonial history, the 100 acres that TCS stands on have been part of the Johnson-Butler Purchase of 1787 and the Williams Treaty of 1923.
As settlers, we have the responsibility to be stewards of this land in partnership with Indigenous neighbours. We recognize that this is an ecological community where we will respect and protect the flora, fauna, and local water systems, including the Ganaraskè River and Lake Ontari’io.
As treaty people, TCS is committed to reconciliation in our classrooms, in our activism, and in our community at large.
We value our relationships with Indigenous communities and are committed to learning from Indigenous Peoples, cultures and histories.
We will face the truth and educate ourselves about traumatic histories and ongoing inequities endured by Indigenous Peoples. We are committed to active participation in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation era.
— This land acknowledgement was developed by Grade 5 and 11 TCS students in the spring of 2023 in collaboration with Christine Luckasavitch of Waaseyaa Consulting.