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Land Acknowledgment

Kids Up Front Calgary would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary.

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