Our course is held on the UBC Point Grey (Vancouver) campus, which sits on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) offer the following land acknowledgments for the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses of UBC (updated in June 2017, p. 28):
- University of British Columbia ([Robson Square] Vancouver)
We [I] would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of
the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.
- University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus (Kelowna)
We [I] would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.
- University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus (Vancouver)
We [I] would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.
UBC Guidelines for Acknowledging the Musqueam First Nation at Ceremonies and Events http://ceremonies.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2010/10/Guidelines-Musqueam-Mar-2015.pdf
Learn more about UBC’s connection to the land and its relationship with the Musqueam Nation: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/community-youth/musqueam-and-ubc/
Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations http://timeandplace.ubc.ca
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam First Nation http://www.musqueam.bc.ca
CAUT (2017). Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory. Ottawa: Canadian Association of University Teachers. https://www.caut.ca/sites/default/files/caut-guide-to-acknowledging-first-peoples-and-traditional-territory-2017-06.pdf
CAUT (2016). CAUT Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory. Ottawa: Canadian Association of University Teachers. https://www.caut.ca/docs/default-source/professional-advice/list—territorial-acknowledgement-by-province.pdf?sfvrsn=12
Wilkes, R., Duong, A., Kesler, L., & Ramos, H. (2017). Canadian university acknowledgment of Indigenous lands, treaties, and peoples. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 54(1), 89-120. DOI: 10.1111/cars.12140
Vowel. C. (2016). Beyond land acknowledgements. Apihtawikosisan: Law, language, life: A Plains Cree-speaking Metis Woman in Montreal. Retrieved from http://apihtawikosisan.com/2016/09/beyond-territorial-acknowledgments/