Truth and Reconciliation
The Alberta School Councils’ Association is very proud to have partnered with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to bring about awareness of the positive actions and relationships being developed, such as including Indigenous history in our curriculum. Our province is leading the way in taking and being part of a movement in shifting cultural understanding and attitudes.
The following acknowledgements of being on Treaty Lands is appropriate for a public gathering in specific areas:
"I’d like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries."
"I’d like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 7 territory, the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Nations, including Siksika (Sick-sick-ah), Piikani (Pee-can-ee), and Kainai (Kigh-a-nigh), the Tsuut’ina (Soot- ina **a bit of a stop after the t), Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries."
"I want to acknowledge that we are meeting on Treaty 8 territory and we honour and acknowledge all of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have lived, traveled and gathered on these lands for thousands of years."