Engage for Change

February 2017

Who are the Indigenous Peoples of Kingston Today?

Who are the Indigenous Peoples of Kingston Today?

Today, Kingston continues to have a vibrant Indigenous population, with over 10,000 residents (approximately 8% of the population). Our current day population has Indigenous peoples from many different Indigenous cultural backgrounds – Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Mi’kmaq, Métis, Lakota, Huron, Sioux, Inuit, Cree, Stó:lō, and many more. The diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples makes Kingston a centre of rich Indigenous cultural identity, knowledge, language, and tradition.

Reconciliation is Acknowledging the Land We Walk On

Walking through a forest

How important is the acknowledgement of land? Reconciliation includes acknowledgement of the traditional territories where Kingston is situated. Since time immemorial, the area now known as Kingston has maintained a rich history of Indigenous activity and settlement by the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.