The Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Waterloo acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

We invite others to also think about the past and present-day realities of these communities, and to holistically question colonial practices that disrupt connections to families, homes, and the Earth.

It is our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories and present-day implications and to honour, protect and sustain this land. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work/present in this territory.

If you would like to learn more about land acknowledgement, please follow this link.