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Land Acknowledgement

Momentum calls Mohkinstsis home

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta District 6. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory. Spanning generations, acknowledgement of the land is a traditional custom of Indigenous peoples when welcoming outsiders onto their land and into their homes. Acknowledging the land helps to build respectful relationships and is an important part of Reconciliation. It honours the authentic history of Turtle Island and its original people, while telling the story of the creation of this country that historically, has been missing.

A mural depicting an Indigenous mother and small child, with teepees of each Treaty Nation in the background.

Our front lobby mural

When you walk through the doors at Momentum, a breathtaking mural hanging behind the reception desk welcomes you. Keegan Starlight, a Tsuu tina Nation member, painted this unique visual land acknowledgement where teepees represent each Treaty 7 Nations, the Red River cart honours Metis Region 3, and a mother and daughter in the foreground signify resilience, community, and hope.

The Calgary Foundation explores the significance of land acknowledgement in this video.