At BIPOC USHR we recognnize that we are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People and are governed by the Peace and Friendship Treaty.
We believe in honouring the treaties, but also recognizing that most treaties which claim land was ceded, were signed under duress and false pretenses set by the Crown.
We recognize that European colonization of Turtle Island established the white supremacist systems and structures we work to dismantle today, in order to support and advocate for BIPOC communities on PEI.
As Black peoples and People of Colour our relationship to the land we live on is different than that of white settlers/colonizers, and we work actively to navigate that in ways that do not further harm Indigenous peoples.
We also recognize that anti-racist actions and practice are incomplete without actions and practices that challenge coloniality. As we work toward both we encourage everyone to work toward both.