Lake Kashagawigamog Land Acknowledgement
We respectfully acknowledge that these lands and waters of Haliburton County are the traditional homeland of the Ojibway, the Huron/Wendat, the Mohawk, the Pottawatomi and the Metis Nations of Ontario.
This area known to us as the Haliburton Highlands, has always been called, “Gidaaki”, by the Anishinaabe which means upward earth or uphill. The name Kashagawigamog is an Anishnaabeg name meaning “lake of long and winding waters”. For millennia, the lake has served as an important passageway and meeting area for First Nations peoples travelling to their traditional hunting grounds.
We acknowledge that the Williams Treaties and the Algonquin Nation are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening our province and country as a whole.