We respectfully acknowledge that the JDC West 2024 Competition takes place on Treaty Six Territory, which is the traditional land of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Stoney, Nakota, Dakota, and the ancestral homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the deep-rooted injustices, harms, and ongoing challenges that Indigenous peoples and communities have faced, and continue to face.As business professionals and community members, we are committed to fostering understanding, respect, and reconciliation. We dedicate ourselves to learning about and celebrating Indigenous history, culture, and achievements. By actively engaging in the process of decolonization and working collaboratively, we aim to build a renewed and respectful relationship with the Indigenous community.We are grateful for the opportunity to gather and compete on this land, and we humbly honor the generations of Indigenous peoples who have stewarded it for centuries.

- JDC West 2024 Organizing Committee