Flemingdon Health Centre honours the land that we are on, which has been the site of human activity since time immemorial. It is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabek, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River First Nations. These nations and this land were subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the land and its resources. Other Indigenous Nations, and all settlers, including us, are invited into this covenant in the spirit of respect, peace and friendship.
Today, Tkaronto, now known as Toronto, is under Treaty #13 and is home to many Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island, including the Inuit and the Metis.
We are mindful of broken covenants and strive to make this right with the land and with each other.
We are all treaty people. Many of us have come here as settlers, immigrants or newcomers in this generation or generations past. We also acknowledge those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly as a result of the transatlantic slave trade. And so, we honour and pay tribute to the ancestors of African origin and descent.