Respect for indigenous communities
The Nanaimo African Heritage Society respects the Coast Salish Peoples and acknowledges the hardship and challenges forced on them by colonization, resulting in the genocide, torture, forced removal, and stolen land and territories.
With our deepest sympathies for those children who lost their lives at the hands of the perpetrators of residential schools. The families of Indigenous nations across the country that were the victims and survivors, re-learning traditions, unlearning colonization, and moving back to the Creator.
The best way to acknowledge systemic racism is by learning the history and encouraging others to do the same. NAHS recognizes that we work, and live on stolen lands.