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Land Acknowledgement

 

DigitalStaff is located in London, Ontario, and on the lands and traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Lunaapéewak Nations.

 

I would like to acknowledge that the land on which I live and work every day has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial.

There is nothing we can do to change the past and undo the trauma caused by colonization. These harms continue today, showing up in all aspects of modern society.

 

But there is a way forward, and that is working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and organizations to address these issues and make life better for Indigenous people living in Canada today and into the future.

 

I want to continue to learn about, to understand, and to serve First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people across Canada. And to build more partnerships with their communities and organizations to help them take advantage of the new possibilities afforded by technology and automation. 

 

The role that DigitalStaff and I play is not a leading one, but rather a supporting one; we are merely helping these communities and organizations to see what can be done and help them to achieve the goals that they have set out on their own.

 

I want to express my appreciation to the kind people who taught me things I never would have learned from a book.

 

So thank you, to those who have helped me grow and to those who have shared their knowledge and experience with me.

 

And thank you for the opportunity to work with you and to live on these lands which we call home.

 

Sincerely,

 

Oscar ONeill

Director of DigitalStaff

 

P.S. If you have any comments, questions, or feedback to share with me about this Land Acknowledgement, please reach out and let me know. Thank you.

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