In 2021, Tillsonburg Town Council adopted the following Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Statement. This statement is made at the introduction of civic celebrations, official events, Council meetings and presentations, and is included on significant Town of Tillsonburg documents:
"In Tillsonburg, as we gather on the traditional territory of indigenous peoples, dating back countless generations, we acknowledge the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) peoples, showing respect for the long-standing relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers."
Learn more about Canada's indigenous history:
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of Residential School Survivors, families and communities are honoured and kept safe for future generations.
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: