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We acknowledge that this event takes place on Haldimand Tract Treaty Territory. This land belongs to the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples. We thank and wish to honour the people on whose land we are participating in conference activities.
On October 25, 1784, after the American Revolutionary War of Independence, the Haldimand Tract was given to the Six Nations of the Grand River by the British as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in Upstate New York.
Of the 950,000 acres given to the Haudenosaunee — six miles on either side of the Grand River, all the way along its length — only 46,000 acres, or less than 5 per cent, remains Six Nations land.