Vital Priorities

Strengthening Relationships with Indigenous Communities

Calgary Foundation supports strategies that strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, that are built on mutual respect and traditional knowledge. In order to strategically grant for the most impact, it is necessary to study each of the priority areas to learn how to best support the work that needs to be done. This Impact Report provides insight as to how we might best affect change in this area.

  • Acknowledging the land is an important part of reconciliation. To create understanding, acknowledging the land on which we stand honours the authentic history of Turtle Island (North America), its original people and the whole story of this land and this country.  Learn more about Land Acknowledgement.
  • Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Calgary Foundation stands in solidarity with the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples and The Circle for Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada and to put the following calls to justice into motion to end violence, discrimination and violation of Indigenous women’s individual and collective rights. We encourage you to read the joint statement and calls to action, as well as the full report, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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