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Land Acknowledgment

In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, Kids Up Front Calgary acknowledges the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation Region 3, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. We also respectfully acknowledge that the province of Alberta is comprised of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples.

We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting. Land acknowledgment is only one small part of supporting Indigenous communities. We acknowledge that we have ongoing responsibilities to protect and honour all of life within our shared reality as treaty people.

Solidarity can look like:

  • Donating time and money to Indigenous-led organizations.
  • Amplifying the voices of Indigenous people leading grassroots change movements.

Further resources can be found here.

Pronunciations

Siksika is pronounced “Sik-sik-a”

Piikani is pronounced “Pē-gun-ē”

Kainai is pronounced “K ī -n ī” 

Tsuut’ina is pronounced “Soot’ ina” 

Mohkinstsis is pronounced “MOH-kin-stiss” 


[1] Adapted from the Enough for All Calgary Foundation Land Acknowledgment presentation
http://enoughforall.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Land-Acknowledgement.pdf