Social Justice

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Land Acknowledgement

I acknowledge that Mechelle Thomas Counselling and Psychotherapy operates on the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River.  This land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This territory is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississauga's and Chippewa bands, to peaceably share and care for the lands around the Great Lakes and its resources. by

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African Ancestral Acknowledgement

I acknowledge those of African ancestry who came here involuntarily, forcibly displaced and brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. I honour and pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent."

 

You have been paid for.  Each of you, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Red—whatever pigment you use to describe yourselves—has been paid for. But for the sacrifices made by some of your ancestors, you would not be here; they have paid for you. So, when you enter a challenging situation, bring them on the stage with you; let their distant voices add timbre and strength to your words. For it is your job to pay for those who are yet to come ~ Maya Angelou

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