Our land acknowledgement will update as needed over time. The current one is below:
AOSSUM, ATOC offices, Burnside, and McGill as a whole are located in Tiohtiá:ke, known to settlers as Montreal. Our classes and environmental studies also are part of a colonialist narrative of exploration, practice of land and resource exploitation and data collection and monitoring. Our events, classes, meetings, and research takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’ké:ha (Mohawk), Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Anishinaabe, and Wendat (Huron) peoples. This land has long served as a place for meeting and exchange among groups of Indigenous people. While recognizing the land which we stand on an important step, settlers must work to further to understand their obligation as a guest on Indigenous land. As atmospheric science students, we hope that together we can better understand our climate, share our atmosphere and fight climate change. For more information, or to get involved, please visit the McGill First People’s House.