Giiwedin Environmental Services operates across the lands now known as Canada, first home to many diverse and thriving Indigenous Peoples. We would like to acknowledge that the lands and resources Canadians depend on today are situated on both treaty and unceded territories of these unique Indigenous communities, the original stewards of the lands. Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation is a signatory to Treaty #3, but many of the traditional lands are located and overlapping with the Robinson-Superior and Nishnawbe Aski Nation lands. The Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation peoples are dispersed widely, due to forced abandonment of homes, lands, and reserves from flooding events. From our Thunder Bay office, Giiwedin would like to acknowledge that we reside in Robinson-Superior Treaty territory, and that the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis Peoples. We extends thanks and respect to Ashkaakamigokwe (Mother Earth) and the Indigenous Peoples who have cared for her since time immemorial, and continue to care for her to this day and into the future.
[giiwédin] Ojibway, noun; the north wind