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Land Acknowledgement

Momentum calls Mohkinstsis home

We acknowledge that we experience tremendous privileges and benefits through living and working here. This land is the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, the Tsuut’ina, Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and Métis Nation Region 3. We recognize all people who call the special place where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet and all of Treaty 7 territory home. Together we learn, build assets, and grow community. 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.

A woman in a white shirt and necklace, being interviewed about land acknowledgement

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