As a business and as people living in the Kitchener-Waterloo community, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Queen Street Yoga is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Yoga means to unite or to connect. At Queen Street Yoga, we aim to be aware of the intricate and complicated ways that we are connected to all living beings and to the land. The colonial processes by which we came to live on this land were and are deeply unjust and have caused and continue to cause harm to Indigenous peoples. We endeavour to be accountable to this reality in ways that go beyond apology or acknowledgement on a website or poster. We welcome feedback and critique on our efforts.
More information, resources, opportunities to learn and act:
- The Woodland Cultural Centre preserves and educates on the history, culture, language and art of the Haudenosaunee people of the Eastern Woodlands.
- Our two local universities both have Indigenous Centres (UW & WLU) that provide resources and support to students, staff, and faculty, run events, offer programming and coordinate with community partners.
- "Living on Stolen Land." Learn about the history of the Haldimand Tract, what it is to be a settler, and the ways that colonialism, environmental degradation and our economic system interact.
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