We acknowledge that Gordon Neighbourhood House is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. Unceded means that this land was never given as a gift, traded, surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way.
Based on our current knowledge*, this includes the territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh (pronounced Squamish or Skohomish) & Tsleil-Waututh (pronounced: slay-wa-tooth, also known as Burrard) nations.
Today, most of what we refer to as British Columbia remains unceded sovereign Native lands, over which neither the Canadian or provincial governments have the legal authority to govern.
At Gordon Neighbourhood House, we are committed to working towards better understanding how we can support Indigenous sovereignty.
* If we have it wrong or you know more information about whose land we’re on, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.