Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Reading with Rendz recognizes its presence on land that is in relationship with and home to many Indigenous peoples. The land on which I write is subject to Treaty 13 of 1805, also known as the Toronto Purchase. I recognize this region as the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as well as the traditional territory of the Petun, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendant (Wendake-Nionwentsïo). Today, many Indigenous communities and peoples call this region home with whom I am grateful to share this land.

As a reader, I am committed to uplifting the voices and stories of Indigenous Peoples who have been excluded from the literary canon and publishing world. And I recognize that while supporting Indigenous communities can start with education and books, concrete actions from individuals, communities and governments are needed to create long lasting change.

To support Indigenous authors and books:

  • Request Indigenous-authored books from your local library
  • Pre-order/Buy Indigenous-authored books
  • Buy books from Indigenous-owned book stores (, Strong Nations)
  • Amplify new releases
  • Read across genres (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Read with intention (Why are you reading this? How are you reading this? What will you do after reading this?)

General Resources:

Indigenous Support Systems:

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310

Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society Crisis Support: 1-800-721-0066

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