As a business operating in Edmonton, Canada, we understand that we are living and working on the traditional lands of the Indigenous people who were forcibly displaced. We recognize the importance of acknowledging their historical presence and the impact of colonialism and oppression on their communities. Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We acknowledge this land as the traditional territories of many First Nations such as the Nehiyaw (Cree), Denesuliné (Dene), Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot).
We pledge to learn more about the continuing effects of these injustices and how we can help alleviate them. We are committed to supporting Indigenous communities and their rights, and to creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
- We will educate ourselves and our employees about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, their cultures, and traditions.
- We will work to promote Indigenous leadership and representation in our organization.
- We will actively seek out partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous communities and organizations, with a focus on supporting their economic and social development.
- We will strive to create a welcoming and respectful environment for Indigenous people, customers, and employees.
We recognize that this is an ongoing process, and we are committed to continuously learning and improving our practices. By acknowledging the Indigenous people of Edmonton, we hope to contribute to a more just and equitable society for all.
Please feel welcome to contact us with suggestions, and feedback, or to hold us accountable for the pledges we have made here. You can reach us via email at melinda@rhyFlowerknits.com.