Grand River Hospital and Foundation acknowledge that the land on which we live and work today is located on the Haldimand Tract of 1784, a formally ratified agreement acknowledging six miles on either side of the Grand River as treaty territory belonging to Six Nations of the Grand River and is within the territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bey), and Chonnonton (Chi-nawn-ton) People. In this territory, Indigenous peoples continue to endure inequality, violence, and oppression due to colonialism. This is magnified by the historical and ongoing widespread failure by settlers and institutions to uphold their responsibilities within the Dish With One Spoon wampum.
Grand River Hospital and Foundation acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws and philosophies of the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share this land today, their achievements and their contributions to our community. We are committed to understanding the impact of settler colonialism on the Indigenous experience in order to envision and co-create collaborative, respectful paths together in mutuality and reciprocity.
Developed by the Indigenous Employee Circle, 2023.