The City of London is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron, and Wendat Nations – each of whom have left their lasting mark upon the history of Southwestern Ontario. Today, London and the surrounding area are subject to the Upper Canada treaties and specifically the Longwoods Treaty of 1822. Three First Nations communities outline the city limits; these are the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, the Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Muncey Delaware Nation. Going forward, we would like to acknowledge our shared responsibility to the land and to each other to ensure the wellbeing of future generations.
Written by Summer Bressette
Taking our community’s pulse is a collaborative effort and we rely on a number of community partners for insight and local data. Mindful of our theme of belonging, we wanted to ensure a range of diverse voices and experiences were represented in this report. With the Foundation’s commitment to reconciliation, the plan for this Vital Signs report included more information about the Indigenous population living in the city. Unfortunately, not as much local and recent data was available as we had hoped.
We are committed to working with all of our partners to increase access to this important information and are aiming to publish additional material on this topic in the coming months.
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