In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
A connection to place brings the Indigenous people back to their traditional hunting grounds, lands where medicine is found, and places of ceremony. A similar connection to place has possibly brought you here as well. We are all part of this land through the oxygen we receive from the trees, the warmth we feel from a glowing campfire, the nutrients we absorb when consuming its gifts, and the beautiful healing we experience from the landscape. We encourage you to find ways to engage with the natural world around you during your stay.
This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to join our team on the lands of Treaty 7 territory.