The following document lists, by province, the institutions at which Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) members work and offers the territorial acknowledgement appropriate for each local region.
The goal of this guide is to encourage all academic staff association representatives and members to acknowledge the First Peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work. This acknowledgement appropriately takes place at the commencement of courses, meetings or conferences, and presentations (given either at one’s home institution or elsewhere).
Acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Aboriginal Peoples. It is recognition of
their presence both in the past and the present. Recognition and respect are essential elements of
establishing healthy, reciprocal relations. These relationships are key to reconciliation, a process to
which CAUT is committed.
However, acknowledging territory is only the beginning of cultivating strong relationships with the
First Peoples of Canada. CAUT encourages academic staff associations to reach out to local
Aboriginal communities to open pathways for dialogue.