Crafting Meaningful Territorial Acknowledgements – A Learning Circle (CTE2251)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Leslie Wexler (CTE) and Rebecca MacAlpine (CTE)

Workshop description

A learning circle functions by discussion occurring as sharing, open questioning, inclusive design with the result of a co-created territorial acknowledgment for those present. We will also discuss the importance of land acknowledgements to Indigenous people and the differences between a territorial acknowledgement and a land acknowledgement.

** In this circle we recognize that identity is complex and that many people of settler, mixed Indigenous heritage, or those who have been removed from their culture, may question if they belong in Indigenous workshops, activities, ceremonies or circles, but we would like to assure you that you are welcome to connect in this space.     

This workshop has two parts:

  • the main workshop, taking place in Zoom, on Tuesday, July 12 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • an optional follow-up session, taking place in Zoom, on Thursday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (you do not need to attend the follow-up session to receive the workshop credit).

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Please contact if you experience any issues accessing this live session.



    This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


    The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.