The Board of Trustees starts every public Board meeting with a verbal acknowledgement of the land and its first people. CBE schools and service units are acknowledging the land where we gather at minimum at the beginning and end of each school year and during significant celebrations, such as graduation.
Through intentional work around the Acknowledgement of the Land, we are able to engage incritical reflection and create personal connections to this important workin many meaningful ways and opportunities.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
Elders have provided pronunciation examples of each of the Nations:
- Siksika (Seeg-see-gah)
- Piikani (Bee-gah-nee)
- Kainai (Guy-nah)
- Tsuut’ina (Soot—tenna)
- Nakoda (Na-ko-da)