The CLPNM acknowledges that we regulate the practical nursing profession in the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuit, and Métis Nations.
The CLPNM office is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) Ininew (Cree), and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We express our sincere gratitude for their welcome to settlers and newcomers and recognize the true spirit and intent of all treaties signed in what is now Manitoba, which was to share and care for the land for as long as the sun shines, grass grows, and rivers flow.
We acknowledge the harms, both past and present, and the systemic discrimination Indigenous peoples have experienced due to colonialism.
We are committed to working with and learning from all Indigenous peoples to identify ways we can decolonize our policies and practices, and to improve health outcomes for everyone as we strive toward cultural humility.
The CLPNM would like to thank Kris Desjarlais – Director of Indigenous Education at Assiniboine Community College – for his input and guidance in creating this land acknowledgement