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At IIBD, we stand in resolute solidarity with Black communities, acknowledging the profound injustices and the enduring impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery. We honor and remember the ancestors of African origin and their descendants who, through resilience and strength, have contributed to the fabric of Canadian society against the backdrop of their involuntary journey to these lands.

Our commitment to supporting and advocating for Black communities is unwavering, as we seek to build a foundation for freedom and reparative justice.

african ancestral acknowledgement

visibly Black woman with tribal decor on face
Indigenous people from Canada, no specific tribe identified
Indigenous people from Canada, no specific tribe identified

IIBD recognizes the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Peoples. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

land acknowledgement

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