Contributing scientists, scholars and staff of the CONP work and reside coast-to-coast in Canada. We herein acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the indigenous peoples who call this land home.
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) is a pan-Canadian initiative to promote open brain science. CONP is headquartered at McGill University, which is located on land that has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. Operating across Canada, the CONP acknowledges that its organization operates on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people, who call this nation home.
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Further, the CONP respects and affirms the inherent and Treaty Rights of all Indigenous Peoples across this land. CONP acknowledges the historical oppression of lands, cultures and the original Peoples in what we now know as Canada and believes the Open Science movement could contribute to the healing journey we all share together.
Please take a moment to reflect upon and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and to consider how we can each, in our own way, move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
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This short-form land acknowledgement should be amended and updated depending on where you are, or, where the event you are participating in, takes place in Canada.
Find out more about the people who traditionally met and lived at your location here: https://native-land.ca
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) is headquartered at McGill University, which is located on land that has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. The CONP honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.