Through our work with First Nations communities, we remain committed to the greater cause of truth and reconciliation. We are reminded that Dalton Associates is situated on treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and home to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples today. Dalton Associates has a responsibility for the stewardship of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Odawa, and Petun peoples on whose traditional territory we are working.
This year we are expanding beyond our work and have made a 5-year commitment to participate and host events that promote truth and reconciliation for First Nations peoples. In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), we are announcing that we are designing and funding a Legacy Space in our office in Fergus, ON.
Legacy Spaces are safe, welcoming places dedicated to providing education and spreading awareness about Indigenous history and the journey of truth and reconciliation. The DWF Legacy Space will be located at 240 St. David Street in Fergus, ON, and will open in 2021. This partnership is just one step in bringing greater awareness to national and international First Nations issues to the Centre Wellington region.
Stay tuned for more updates as we launch our Legacy Space by Summer 2021.
You can learn more about the Legacy Spaces Program here: LegacySpaces.ca
The following is an excerpt from https://downiewenjack.ca/
Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Our goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians.
If you would like to support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, please donate here: https://downiewenjack.ca/support-us/