Since time immemorial, all campuses of Trinity Western University are home to the Indigenous peoples.
Trinity Western’s main campus in Langley is located on the traditional ancestral unceded territory of the Stó:lō people.
TWU’s Richmond campus is located on the traditional ancestral unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa is located within the traditional ancestral unceded territory of the Algonquin people.
Land acknowledgment is respectfully honouring our relationship with Indigenous people. It is acknowledging our shared history, our present relationship, and our commitment to continue to walk together in a good way.
It is understood in Stó:lō teachings that the land is a gifted inheritance from our ancestors with a responsibility to gift to future generations. Unceded means that the Sto:lo people have never ceded or surrendered title to our lands, our rights to resources, or our authority to make decisions within our territory.
Our shared history reveals a broken relationship, but as all Canadians commit to hear the truth, to acknowledge that injustice has prevailed, and learn to walk together to find ways to reconcile, then all of our lives will be enriched.