ECOE Land Acknowledgement
The Ethical Community Organizations of Edmonton respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6
in this city also known as Amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ. This place has long been a gathering place for
Indigenous peoples, including the Nehiyawak (Cree), Blackfoot, Nakota (Sioux), Haudenosaunee, Dene, Anishinaabek
(Ojibway), Saulteaux, Inuit and Métis. Their histories and cultures, along with those of other Treaty Peoples,
inform our commitment to living in ethical relationship with each other and with the land.
Verse for Meetings
May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those.
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.
– John O’Donohue