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Centre Wellington endorses use of land acknowledgement

By Jesse Gault, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter CENTRE WELLINGTON – Centre Wellington council has voted unanimously in favour of using a land acknowledgement at the beginning of its meetings. The decision came at Monday night’s council meeting, which began with Mayor Shawn Watters delivering a land acknowledgement. The land acknowledgement will be used at council meetings, public meetings, meetings with Indigenous nations, “formal unveilings and ceremonies, and any public information centres, open houses or workshops where there is a formal presentation or welcome.” Dan Wilson, chief administrative officer, noted that the land acknowledgement is part of the process of truth and reconciliation. “This is really just the first step in a larger conversation around the action needed around truth and reconciliation,” Wilson said. Annie Veilleux, senior cultural heritage specialist and

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