A Just Recovery
for Simcoe County
Let’s create fair, sustainable, and resilient communities in Simcoe County.
Just Recovery Simcoe would like to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous territories we are situated in. We are gathering in the traditional territory of the Anishinabek people. Locally, we would like to honour the Chippewas Tri-Council – Rama FN, Georgina Island FN and Beausoleil Island FN and acknowledge that their ancestors were first stewards of these lands.
Via the Williams Treaty and others, agreements were made that lands were meant to be shared and in a way that honours nature and the life that we have been given. History and present day issues clearly demonstrate that we are not living up to this intention or promise.
To have hope for future generations we must recognize the value in each other, reconcile for past and ongoing tragedies and ensure compassionate care and concern for all. Further we must recognize that the various components of our ecosystem — air, land, water, flora and fauna — are all interdependent and need to work in harmony. The only way forward is together.