Land Acknowledgement

Ula amalwikikemkewey ewokom etek Mi’kma’ki, aqq kepmitetk Kinamasuti aqq ta’n telolti’kp ula wakmikek. Menuekeyek kitapttultinew aqq msit skuwijinu’k siow mimajin aqq siow kinutmasin Kjipuktuk. Wujisapa’sik sankewoti aqq kitapinaq Ki’samatimkewey ta’n Mikmawaq aqq Ma’lisitaq ta’n nujiwi’kmitp ukjit l’ekewit, mu iknmuatikpn waqmikew kisna kowey. Ki’samatultipnik ukjit maw lu’kitinew.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia stands on Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaq Territory) and supports arts, culture, and education on this land. We strive for meaningful partnerships with all the peoples of this province as we continue to live and learn in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Through the Peace and Friendship Treaties, which the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725-1726, there was no surrender of lands nor resources. Agreements within these Treaties outline a path for the ongoing relationship between Nations in mutual respect.