As a descendant of white-settlers, I recognize that I live, work, and play on unceded land. I acknowledge the many Indigenous Peoples who have lived on and cared for these lands for many generations. I am grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are with us today and for those who have gone before us.
In the spirit of reconciliation, gratitude, and healing, I acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. I would also like to note that my office is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. This area is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.