We begin this learning resource and platform by acknowledging that Sault College is located in the Robinson Huron Treaty territory, and are grateful to Mother Earth for providing us the land, water, air, and food needed to sustain all life, and we acknowledge Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of this land who have lived in harmony and in respect with all creation. As we are all relations, it is important to recognize this interconnected relationship with one another and our obligation to respect the land that has nourished, healed, protected, and embraced us. We honour Obadjiwan (Batchewana First Nation) and Ketegaunseebee (Garden River First Nation) as the original caretakers of the land that Sault College is situated on and acknowledge the contributions of the historical Metis Nation of SSM in the stewardship of this territory.

Sault College has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with members of Indigenous communities who have shared their knowledge and guidance over the years. We acknowledge the significance of these relationships to undertake this work in providing us with the insight and direction required. It is through developing these relationships that we were able to engage in conversations and honour the stories shared with us by Indigenous citizens and community members.