Acknowledgement of the Land
As a provincial organization, we acknowledge that we are on traditional territory, gathering grounds, meeting place, and travelling route of the Treaty 6 First Nations, the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Nakota Nations; Treaty 7 First Nations, the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Siksika, Kainai and Piikani Nations, the Stoney Nakoda Nation of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Nations, and the TsuuT’ina Nation; Treaty 8 First Nations of the Cree, Dene Tha, Dane-zaa and Denesuline Nations and the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of the past whose footsteps have shaped this land and those of the present and future who will continue to shape it for centuries to come.
CASS is committed to restoring and honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and we strongly believe that truth must be acknowledged to move forward to reconciliation. Engaging in respectful, responsible, and reciprocal relationships with our First Nations and Métis communities is the path forward to reconciliation. Together we call upon our collective communities to build a stronger understanding and relationship of all the peoples who dwell on this land we call home.