Acknowledgement of Territories
The Watershed Sentinel is produced on unceded Coast Salish territories, specifically of the K’ómoks First Nation. Unceded means that this land was never surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way. We are grateful to the K’ómoks Nation for their ongoing generosity in sharing their culture with and actively educating the wider community. As settlers on this land, we are working towards better understanding how we can support Indigenous sovereignty.
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