Welcoming Rama Police Service Ceremonial Drum as part of Opening Ceremonies

We respectfully acknowledge that we are gathering on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, a member of the Chippewa Tri-Council and Three Fires Confederacy, that continues to be home to many diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. These lands are covered by the Williams Treaties and Upper Canada Treaties, and were signed by our governments on behalf of the Anishinaabe and Canadian peoples. In recognition of songs, traditions, land, languages, family and culture that were taken from Indigenous peoples across Canada, as settlers gathering to celebrate Scottish traditions and culture this weekend, we want to create space for the voice of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. We are honoured the Rama Police Service Ceremonial Drum will be joining our opening ceremonies.