Official Land Acknowledgement Statement

Official Land Acknowledgement adopted by the Manitoba Genealogical Society

“The Manitoba Genealogical Society would like to honour the ancestral people of Manitoba. The land we recognize as the Province of Manitoba has been home to Indigenous Peoples for countless generations: Anishinaabeg, Cree, Anisininew, Dakota, Dene, and Inuit. Our Resource Centre is located on Treaty 1 Territory as well as the birthplace and homeland of the Metis Nation. As an organization situated in Manitoba, our services extend through Treaties, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Territories.

Many of us are descended from settlers. Those people came from elsewhere and settled here in Manitoba, perhaps generations ago. For our people to settle here, others were unsettled, and during that process, harm did occur to Indigenous Peoples.

As Manitoba genealogists, it is important to be aware of the lives, traditions, and cultures of the various Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba and to recognize and appreciate their contribution to the land. We pay our respects to all First Nations, Metis, and Inuit ancestors of this land.”

EDITORS NOTE:  Oji-Cree was updated to Anisininew.  2024-03-18