“The land on which I reside, create, learn and work, is situated on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. I recognize this place, known as Guelph, is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, including the Anishinnabe and Hodinöhsö:ni'. I acknowledge this as part of our collective responsibility to this place and its peoples’ histories, rights, and presence.
As a spiritual elder and a follower of Jesus, I believe that the path to reconciliation begins with repentance, confession, telling the truth, making a humble response to the ‘Calls to Action’ of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, working towards restitution and healing from injustice, and seeking forgiveness”.
— Joel Zantingh