We acknowledge that these treaties were used – not always fairly – to take land from Indigenous people. Additionally some land was stolen outright and that many Indigenous people were killed, intentionally or unintentionally, due to to the arrival of European settlers. First Nations cultures, languages and traditions were also decimated thanks to these new settlers.
Most recently, this land in the area we call London is the territory of the Chippewa of the Thames, the Oneida of the Thames, and the Muncey Delaware Nation. There are 11 First Nations communities in the region of Southwest Ontario, and over 120 in the Province as a whole.
Today, this land is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to society.