Active reconciliation

We are very excited that Active Reconciliation is a core value of C2021. We recognize the land on which many of the members of the Conference Organizing Committee live is on the  traditional, unceded territory of the Anishinabeg Nation. The Anishinabeg people are a vibrant and resilient Nation that have never relinquished, sold, traded or transferred ownership of their land to European settler colonies. Therefore, we refer to this land as Unceded as it has never been surrendered to the Crown. This land we occupy is also a traditional meeting place for hunting and gathering between the original inhabitants, the Anishinabe, the Iroquois and newcomers. Through the use of the wampum belt, Peace and Friendship Treaties were created as binding agreements between all parties to continue to peacefully co-exist on traditional Anishinabeg Nation lands.

C2021 is committed to working with our Indigenous evaluation colleagues to determine how best our virtual conference can contribute meaningfully to active reconciliation. 

C2021 is also committed to having a range of diverse voices reflected in our conference program, including those of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Miigwech.