b'Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Initiatives at GreenwoodAs Greenwood moves forward with its efforts to foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community, its important to us that we remain transparent and accountable to all members of that community. These two pages provide a summary of key initiatives for 2020-2021, as well as some information on this years initiatives. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are an imperative of Greenwoods new Strategic Plan, and we will continue to share our progress in this area with our community and to provide opportunities for involvement and feedback from all stakeholders.For more information on last years work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, visit greenwoodcollege.org/DEI.Land AcknowledgementOne of last years most important initiatives was the creation of a new Land Acknowledgement for Greenwood. We learned that Land Acknowledgements must be created in consultation with Indigenous communities, and with considerable thought about what the acknowledgement means to the school, in order to be meaningful and actionable, and our previous acknowledgement did not meet those criteria.Greenwood is situated on the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. In the process of creating a new acknowledgement, Greenwood researched these nations to learn more about them; we also worked with Christine Luckasavitch of Waaseyaa Consulting, who asked us the questions that we needed to be asked in order to create something that is honest and respectful.Our new Land Acknowledgement is below. In addition to being read daily on our announcements, we will also give voice to this acknowledgement when away from the school on trips to honour the lands we visit.We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Mtis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.Engaging with DEI initiatives became an in-class expectation last year, with lessons and conversations embedded into classroom learning.8 evergreen Nov. 2021'