Tag: Indigenous

Myth-Busting: Myths about Indigenous Peoples of Canada

This guide is adapted from an essay sent in by Harold Horsefall. The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society thanks him for the insight and knowledge he has provided on Indigenous issues.  When it comes to Canada, and images of the Indigenous people here, there are a number of myths floating around.  "Myth-busting", or recognizing that these [...]

What is Truth and Reconciliation (First Nations)?

The Canadian Government set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008. Its primary purpose is documenting the history and impacts of the Canadian Residential School System. Truth and Reconciliation reveals the long and painful history behind Canada's treatment of Indigenous peoples. First Contact Introduction First Nations in Canada Before Europeans arrived, First Nations peoples [...]

Who are the First Nations in Calgary?

The First Nations (also known as Aboriginal, or Indigenous) peoples of Canada include all groups of people who historically lived on the land before the arrival of Europeans. There are many different groups of First Nations people, each with their own values, beliefs, and customs. Canada is home to 617 First Nations communities that are spread [...]

Land Acknowledgement: Why do we acknowledge Treaty land (and what is it)?

Have you ever been at the opening ceremony for an event and heard the following? Welcome. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney [...]