Land Acknowledgement

The project and editorial team members respectfully acknowledge that their work takes place on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Syilx people.

The project and editorial team members of RESPECT would also like to acknowledge that UBC has two main campuses that are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwmə0– kwəyˇəm (Musqueam) and Syilx (Okanagan) peoples, and that UBC’s activities take place on Indigenous lands throughout British Columbia and beyond.

You can explore the following resources to learn more on Indigenous peoples, engagement, and territorial acknowledgement. 

CAUT (2021). CAUT Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory. Ottawa: Canadian Association of University Teachers.—territorial-acknowledgement-by-province.pdf?sfvrsn=12

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. (2021, December 8). Indigenous peoples and lands. Government of Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2022, from

UBC Okanagan Campus (2022). Indigenous Engagement. Okanagan: University of British Columbia. Retrieved February 18, 2022, from


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