Treaty 6 Territory
Deep Sea Psychology started out in a heritage-home-turned- therapy-practice located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) (Beaver Hill House) (Edmonton, Alberta), on Treaty 6 Territory. This land is home, traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux.
Unceded Coast Salish Territory
Deep Sea Psychology's current headquarters is located in Quw'utsun (Cowichan, B.C.), unceded Coast Salish Territory. This land is the home and traditional territory of the Kw'amutsun (Quamichan), L'uml'umuluts (Clemclemaluts), Qwum'yiqun' (Comiaken), Xinupsum (Khenipsen), Tl'ulpalus (Kilpahlas), Xwulqw'selu (Koksilah), and S'amuna' (Somena).
I believe that if we listen closely enough, we will hear the land speaking to us. It is telling us what it needs to heal.
- Winona LaDuke
'Give it back' means to restore the livelihood, demonstrate respect for what is shared – the land – by making things right through compensation, restoration of freedom, dignity, and livelihood.
- Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum