The KT Canada Scientific Meeting for 2021 is taking place virtually, May 5-7, 2021.
Most of the planning for this event was conducted on land now known as Toronto, Ontario. Toronto is the traditional territory of many groups, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
We would like to honour the Elders and Knowledge Keepers, both past and present, and we hope to learn and respect the history and culture of the communities that have come before and presently reside here.
We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and present, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in the spirit of reconciliation and partnership.
We recognize, and we are grateful to have, the opportunity to conduct work on this land.
We encourage all of the event participants to consider and reflect on their place on the land where they are situated.