As we sit in our sangha, we acknowledge we are on Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Our sangha pays our respect to the First Nation and Métis ancestors of this place and recognize that their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our learnings in the dharma and our life as a community.
In contexts of both the dharma and this sangha, and in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is part of our path — one that begins with acknowledging the people upon whose land we are. “In addition to creating the external harmony conducive to Dhamma practice, the process of reconciliation thus also becomes an opportunity for inner growth.” ~Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Reconciliation, Right & Wrong, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/reconciliation.html)
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published its final report December 15, 2015. To access the report and a number of related resources, click on the logo on the left.