Terralingua recognizes and respects the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Peoples all around the world have had from time immemorial with the lands from which they hail — the lands that they have cared for over generations, the lands from which stem their lives and livelihoods, their languages, cultures, identities, and dignity, and their rights and responsibilities as sovereign nations.

We are keenly aware of the historical and ongoing injustices and often atrocities that Indigenous Peoples have endured and still endure, and are staunchly committed to being of service by:

  1. educating a wider public about the inextricable link between land, language, and culture;
  2. helping expose and redress misperceptions and misinformation, in efforts to foster respectful and supportive relationships with Indigenous communities worldwide; and
  3. contributing to reconcili-action by amplifying voices that had been marginalized and silenced for far too long.

Terralingua is an international nonprofit with supporters and collaborators around the world, and we operate from our head office on the unceded Coast Salish territories of  the SENĆOŦEN- and the Hul’q’umi’num’-speaking peoples on what is now known as Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. We’re grateful for their past, present, and future stewardship of these lands, upon which we respectfully reside and work.