The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral,
Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon
Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share
and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the
Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Today, The City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle
Island and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can
better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.