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Indigenous Learning

Indigenous Learning

OKI, TANSI, TAANISHI, ÂBA WATHTECH, HELLO, BONJOUR

Blackfoot, Cree, Michif, Stoney Nakoda, English, French 

 

Truth & Reconciliation For Learner Success Toolkit 

Educators and FSD staff can use this tool on their own or as a group to inform their professional learning. They can also use these tools and resources with their students while integrating foundational knowledge of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples and advancing Truth & Reconciliation in their school contexts.

Students, families, and communities can use the tools and resources within to build their personal knowledge about Truth & Reconciliation and gain a greater appreciation for Indigenous culture, wisdom and ways of knowing.

 

Foothills School Division Land Acknowledgement

In the  spirit of reconciliation, the Foothills School Division acknowledges and thanks the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy and the first peoples of southern Alberta including the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, Tsuut’ina, and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. This land is also the proud home to the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3. 

We take this opportunity to acknowledge the spirit, life, and lessons that this land has shared with us over past generations and honour the spirit, life, and lessons that this land will continue to share with us in the coming seasons of life and learning. 

We respect the stories that our ancestors told of this place and the wisdom that lives in the history of this land. 

We thank Mother Earth for the generous gifts she has provided us to sustain our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls. 

In this way, we recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on. 

Let us go forward in a good way. 

All my relations. 

 

School Land Acknowledgements


  • We acknowledge that Big Rock School is on the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3

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  • Cameron Crossing School acknowledges 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, Métis and Inuit peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. Our recognition of this land is an act of reconciliation and an expression of our gratitude to those whose territory we reside on, or are visiting.

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  • C. Ian McLaren School would like to acknowledge that where we are today, is within the boundaries of Treaty 7, signed at Blackfoot crossing in 1877. It is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which consists of three First Nations Kainai (gai-nah/Blood), Pikani *pee-kan-nee/Peigan) and Siksika (seeg-see-kah/Blackfoot), Along with the first three Nationsof the Blackfoot Confederacy, Treaty 7 also includes the Tsuu Tina (soo-ten-ah/Sarcee and Stoney Nakoda (nah-koh-dah) First Nations and is home to the Metis Nation of Alberta Region. We give this land acknowledgement as a reminder that we are all members of Treaty 7 and that we have a shared responsibility for the future of this land and all its people. We take this time to reflect on Alberta’s past and we thank you for working together for its future.

  • Let's take a moment to connect to the land we are standing on. We the students of Doctor Morris Gibson school, would like to acknowledge and honour the land of the six nations before us Siksika, Pikani, Kainai, Tsuut´ína, Stoney Nakoda and the Metis Nation here on treaty seven. We are committed to reconciliation by protecting the land, keeping it clean, not harming it and writing the wrongs of the past. We honour and respect the history, culture and beliefs of the treaty 7 nations so, we can ensure a bright future together.

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  • Highwood High School acknowledges 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, Métis and Inuit peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. Our recognition of this land is an act of reconciliation and an expression of our gratitude to those whose territory we reside on, or are visiting.

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  • In the spirit of respect and truth, we would like to acknowledge that Ecole Joe Clark School is built on Treaty 7 land. We gather on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations. We acknowledge the members of the Metis community and specifically, the Métis Nation Region Three of Alberta. We give this land acknowledgement as a reminder that we are all members of Treaty 7 and that we have a shared responsibility for the future of this land and all its people. We take this time to reflect on Alberta’s past and we thank you for working together for its future.

  • We would like to acknowledge the land of Treaty 7 that Longview School is built on. We are grateful to live and learn in the beauty of the seasons, the rivers, the fields and the mountains. We are grateful for the food and the water that this land provides us. We are thankful for the fresh air that we breath, the sun that gives us light and the dark that gives us rest. We are also thankful for the animals that we share this land with, and what nature has to teach us; be respectful of our surroundings for there is much that has been here long before us and much to come long after us, be quiet and listen, be calm and be careful. We are part of a community and we must take care of the land and all that is nurtured by it. We appreciate the generosity of the Stoney Nakoda for allowing us to live, learn and play on their land. We are thankful for our Eden Valley neighbors and for their willingness to build friendships and to share their culture with us.

  • Welcome to Meadow Ridge School, home of the Grizzlies. We would like to acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who have cherished and walked this land for generations. Blackfoot legend tells the tale of grizzlies sharing the land long ago with the indigenous peoples of the plains. A treaty was struck among the peoples of the plains and the grizzlies. The grizzlies would move closer to the mountains if the people would protect and care for the buffalo and the land. Like the grizzlies that roamed our lands among our indigenous peoples, at Meadow Ridge we find our inner strength to face the challenges of life, to be generous to those around us and the courage to be ourselves.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territory of the people of the Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Tsuut’ina, Nation, the Stoney Nakoda First Nation and the Blackfoot Nations, which consists of the Siksika, Piikani and Kainai peoples. We are also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III. At Millarville Community School we are grateful to have this land to learn, live, work and play. We walk forward with respect and gratitude, learning and remembering the past.

  • In the spirit of reconciliation, we want to acknowledge the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda Nations in Southern Alberta and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3. Spanning generations, acknowledgment of the land is a traditional custom of indigenous peoples and an important part of reconciliation. It gives voice to the authentic history of the land and its original people. Honouring the land in this way acknowledges the story of the creation of this country in a way that has historically been missing.

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  • As Panthers we acknowledge and are thankful for the traditional land of the Blackfoot confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Sisika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit land on which we are learning, working and growing. We respect and seek to understand our past to be Pawsitive, Prepared, Participants of the future.

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  • Welcome to Spitzee School, a special place with a rich history of being known by First nations as “ Ispitsee”, meaning a gathering place where the high cottonwood trees meet the river. We would like to acknowledge the many first nations, Metis and Inuit peoples who cherished and walked this land for generations By sharing this history, legacy, and awareness to our knowledge seekers, the future meets the past.

  • We acknowledge that Turner Valley School is on the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3

  • We acknowledge that Westmount School is on the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3




Questions?

Contact: Charity Tegler, Indigenous Learning Facilitator

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