People and Land Acknowledgement

St. Albert Public Schools acknowledges Treaty 6 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, as well as the homeland of the Métis. 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. We recognize the land and the people of the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Why do a people and land acknowledgement?

Acknowledging the land is a demonstration of respect and gratitude for Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of the land. To acknowledge the land is an act of reconciliation and contributes towards renewing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Providing a land acknowledgement is not something you just do before an event, but rather a thoughtful and intentional process.

Treaty Map - English (pdf)
Treaty Map - French (pdf)