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Burlington Hydro Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National National Day of Truth and Reconciliation September 30

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is being recognized today across the country. Burlington Hydro and its employees reflect on the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada’s indigenous peoples and give pause to commemorate the legacy of the country’s residential schools.

Burlington is rich in history and the modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg to the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis – on lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment, all are steeped in Indigenous history.

The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We acknowledge that the surrounding land we share is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.