The offices of Youth Employment Services Manitoba (YES Manitoba) occupy the stolen ancestral territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Metis Nation. The land falls under Treaty 1, which was signed in 1871 and facilitated the theft of this land from several local Anishinaabe First Nations.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work, and learn on these lands. However, a land acknowledgement is only a small step in the right direction when moving towards learning the truth and committing to reconciliation. YES Manitoba is dedicated to expanding our knowledge related to the ongoing colonization taking place in Canada, and continuing to learn its impact on our participants and community.