Woodbine Entertainment Land Acknowledgement
Woodbine Entertainment and its’ employees are honoured to engage in the sport of horse racing and entertainment activities in the meeting places of Etobicoke and Campbellville. Woodbine Racetrack is located within the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along the Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions.
The Woodbine Mohawk Park Racetrack is located within the traditional Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit of the Anishinaabek Peoples and the Haudenosaunee on whose traditional territory we meet. Mohawk, our namesake, is one of the Haudenosaunee Nations. Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) meaning “the People of the Flint”.
Both territories are covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee to peaceably take care of the land and resources around the Great Lakes. Woodbine Entertainment is honoured to care for this land, our human and equine athletes, and provide a place to race responsibly that offers a meaningful way of life for thousands of Ontario families.
Miigwech, Nia:wen, Kinanaskomitin, Merci, Thank-You
Woodbine Mohawk Park