Vital Priorities

Land Acknowledgement

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Acknowledging the land in which we are situated is happening more frequently than ever before. Stemming from stories of the land that span generations, it is a traditional custom of Indigenous people that dates back centuries when welcoming outsiders onto their land and into their homes.

Calgary Foundation believes in the intention of acknowledging the land not only as an act of reconciliation, awareness or inclusion but as an act that builds upon community and honors the authentic history of Turtle Island and the original people of this land. It is our hope that this context will be considered by all those also incorporating a change process into their practice.

Long Version:

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honor and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations.  We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.

Finally, we acknowledge all Nations, indigenous and non, who live, work and play and help us steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory. This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation.

Short Version:
We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory, we acknowledge the Treaty 7 nations, the Piikani, Siksika, Kainai, Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina First Nations. We acknowledge the ancestral territory of Siksikaitsitapi, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the home of the Métis region three of Southern Alberta.