Acknowledging the Land
Aboriginal Elders have shared that it is important to acknowledge the land where we gather and the first peoples who traditionally lived here. It shows respect for people, their contributions and their ways of knowing, which are reflected through the stories and songs that have lived on this land for thousands of years. We are making this acknowledgment to further demonstrate our commitment to work together as a community in laying the foundation for reconciliation through education.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika (Seeg-see-gah), the Piikani (Bee-gah-nee), and the Kainai (Guy-nah). We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina (Soot—tenna) and Stoney Nakoda (Na-ko-da) First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.