We acknowledge that Southern Alberta is situated on Treaty 7 and Treaty 4 Territory, traditional lands of the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (blood), Pikani (Peigan), Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut`ina (Sarcee) as well as the Cree, Sioux and the Saulteaux bands of the Ojibwa peoples.
We acknowledge that the Blackfoot Confederacy never surrendered its land in the signing of Treaty 7 but agreed to share it. We recognize and deeply appreciate Blackfoot peoples’ connection to this place. We acknowledge that we, as people living and benefiting on these lands, are accountable to the laws and protocols of the people who have cared for this land. It is our intention to continue learning how to honour this responsibility and relationship.
Today, Southern Alberta is home to a diverse population of Indigenous peoples, which now includes Metis Region 3, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples. We recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular.