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Land acknowledgements about recognizing past, looking to future 

By Nicole Goldsworthy Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Land acknowledgements have become a part of many public events and meetings as non-Indigenous people and Indigenous people work towards reconciliation. They aim to acknowledge the peoples who live on the land the event took place, celebrate the treaties that aimed to provide a framework on how settlers and Indigenous people could live toward in perpetuity, and provide a stepping stone for reconciliation. Annie Battiste, a facilitator with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, spoke about the important of land acknowledgements at an online educational session hosted by the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation on Jan. 25. Participants learned about the history of treaties, the importance of land acknowledgments, and how to prepare and properly write them. Battiste said that treaties

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