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 would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School / Alberta High School of Fine Arts, in The Foothills School Division on the traditional territories of the peoples of the Treaty 7 Region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The city of Okotoks is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. In the spirit of reconciliation, we would like this acknowledgement to evoke in all of us a call-to-action of shared responsibility to the land and to our treaty relationships.
In the spirit of respect and truth, we would like to acknowledge that we hold this gathering 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.
Nous voulons reconnaitre et nous rappeler que le territoire où nous trouvons ainsi que nous tous qui y habitons font partie du Traité numéro 7 et que nous avons une responsabilité envers l’avenir de ce territoire et de ses habitants.
- I acknowledge the land I live on with the beautiful prairies, mountains, rivers, roads, and nature. We live on the land of Treaty 7 signed by the 5 nations, the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Stoney-Nakoda, Piikani (Peigan) and Tsuut’ina (Sarcee) Nations. We learned many lessons from these nations and about the many languages spoken and traditions practiced. We’ve learned to respect these and we will continue to acknowledge the land we walk on now and continue to respect the land. I am very grateful for all the resources they have provided us. Passing on traditions from generation to generation, they have helped shape Canadian history.
We, the Ecole Okotoks Junior High School community, acknowledge the traditional and ancestral lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 7 territory (signed in 1877), on which this school is located, where we learn together, work together, and encourage each other to live in a good and respectful way.
We recognize, honour, and remember the Indigenous Peoples who have lived here and continue to liv eon this land: the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina Nation. It is also home to the members of the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize that Red Deer Lake School and Mohk’instsis are on the traditional territories of the Peoples of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai Nations), the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Îyârhe Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we would like this recognition to evoke in all of us a call-to-action of shared responsibility to the land and to our kinship relations.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we want to acknowledge the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3.
Spanning generations, acknowledgement 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.
Contact: Charity Tegler, Indigenous Learning Facilitator