I'd like to acknowledge that we are gathered here on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai Nations; we would also like to acknowledge the territory of Treaty Seven, that is also home to the Tsuut'ina Nation and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations of Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley, and the Metis Nation-Region 3, and all the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
What is a Land Acknowledgement?
A Land Acknowledgement is a way of recognizing the traditional territory of the Indigenous people who called this land home. It has been a tradition that dates back centuries for Indigenous people, these acknowledgement recognized Indigenous people relationship to the space and place.
To visitors to this land, it recognizes that non-Indigenous people are visitors to the Indigenous lands of Canada.
Indigenous people had been in Canada since time immortal and are still a thriving part of Canada today and into the future.