We are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation; Victoria, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples and meeting place of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, and; New Hamburg, Ontario, part of the Dish and One Spoon treaty and the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga peoples.
Approximately half of us are Indigenous (Anishinaabe, Cree, Haida, and Métis) and half non-Indigenous (English, French, German, Irish, Mennonite, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Scottish, among other identities we're still trying to understand).
Collectively, our team has expertise in psychology, Indigenous studies, and political science/history, a lived understanding of Canada’s colonial projects, a deep understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ varied and rich cultural traditions, and related intergroup relations expertise. These diverse academic and personal backgrounds have informed our work. In coming months, we’ll provide more information through newsletters and a website.
In the spirit of relationship, keep an eye out for a future newsletter in which we’ll describe how you can help us highlight some of the great work you’re doing.
Next, in our February newsletter, we’ll update you on the progress of our project. We hope you’ll continue with us on this journey.
The Canadian Reconciliation Barometer Team