Land Acknowledgement

Updated July 2022

Proposed guidance for the use the KLCOA Land Acknowledgment statement

  1. This land acknowledgment was approved by the KLCOA board on July 6, 2022 as an appropriate response to the Truth and Reconciliation “Call to Action” and to be in line with other lake associations, local businesses and groups in Haliburton County and beyond.
  2. The Land Acknowledgement shall be posted on the KLCOA website under “About Us” in a drop-down link to a separate page.
  3. The Land Acknowledgement shall be read at KLCOA membership, meetings, Webinars and other membership or public meetings and events that the KLCOA hosts. It will be reviewed and its use/reading determined by each incoming board.


The KLCOA respectfully acknowledge that the Kennisis Lakes are located on the ancestral lands of the Mississauga Anishinaabe and the Wendat and on the traditional lands of the Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations.

The KLCOA specifically pays tribute to our Lake’s namesake, Joseph Kenice and his ancestors of Rama Nation, who have had a long connection to this land.

The KLCOA recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples are the original stewards and caretakers of the land and water since time immemorial. The KLCOA will continue to educate and advocate for the ongoing stewardship of this land that we all cherish.