We at Little Canada would like to acknowledge the presence of our building within land that is the ancestral territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat,
and more recently the Haudenosaunee peoples, and since 1805, the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit.
As we reach back to those first Torontonians, we remember our Mother the Earth and the Seven Grandfather teachings: Wisdom, Bravery, Respect, Honesty, Truth, Humility and Love.
The stories of each of these nations endure and continue to guide our thoughts and actions on this land.
And as we acknowledge our Mother the Earth, we acknowledge the medicine wheel and its teachings. We recognize the four directions: North, South, East and West,
and the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. It is these four seasons that represent the circle of life. Our understanding and connection to our ancestors can best be expressed by “Ninadinawemaaganidok,” which means “All My Relations,” and signifies that We Are All Related.