Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory and that CPSM regulates the practice of Western medicine on the Treaty Territories of Treaty 1, Treaty 2, Treaty 3, Treaty 4, Treaty 5, and Treaty 5-Adhesion. We recognize these are the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.

CPSM acknowledges and apologizes for its role contributing to the disproportionate health inequities that exist amongst the Indigenous communities in Manitoba. These failures include inadequately addressing Indigenous-specific racism by medical practitioners. We respect and celebrate the resilience and strength Manitoba’s Indigenous people have displayed in the face of genocide and displacement of their communities. 

It is a privilege to regulate the practice of Western Medicine on these lands and CPSM pledges to improve. The first step to improving is continual acknowledgment of our respect for the spirit and intent of Treaties and remaining committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and collaboration.