We recognize that the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts and its members are working on the traditional territories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.

Centuries of colonialism have dispossessed Indigenous people of lands they have stewarded since time immemorial. Operating within a landscape of stolen land and broken treaties, it is imperative that the Network and its members support Indigenous self-determination and land restitution through tangible actions.

In this spirit, the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts is committed to:

  • Supporting the development and growth of Indigenous-led community land trusts
  • Building relationships with Indigenous people, communities, and organizations
  • Disseminating best practices regarding reconciliation, decolonization, and Land Back via the community land trust model, and
  • Creating and sharing tools to support non-Indigenous community land trusts in reconciliation and decolonization efforts

In addition, we call on our members to:

  • Identify whose traditional territories there are on
  • Respectfully build relationships with local Indigenous people, communities, and organizations, and
  • Engage and uphold their role within treaties