Land Acknowledgment for Treaty 7 Land
We 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 acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders wo are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.
Orange Shirt Day
On September 30th, Canadians are urged to wear an orange shirt in the spirit of healing and reconciliation. The origin of Orange Shirt Day is based on Phyllis' Story, and the idea that every child's sense of self-esteem and well being matters.
Along with being Orange Shirt Day, September 30th is also a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It honors those who were lost, as well as the survivors and the families of residential schools in Canada.