A Land Acknowledgement is an opportunity for the City of St. Albert to recognize that we are residing and working in First Nation and Métis traditional territory. This statement was discussed with the Reconciliation Committee, Mayor and Council, Indigenous organizations and public at large both in person and through an online survey. The team decided on two versions. A formal land acknowledgement that would be available on print materials and should be widely displayed throughout municipal spaces, especially meeting areas. The other, an informal land acknowledgement that could be used at the start of a meeting, if no other order of government has acknowledged Indigenous land in a respectful manner. The land acknowledgement statements are the result of a dialogue on suggested wording and edited as the Payhonin Reconciliation St. Albert engagement process progressed.
Formal Land Acknowledgement
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Metis peoples. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for stewardship of this beautiful land.
Informal Land Acknowledgement
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Metis peoples.
More information on the Land Acknowledgement is found in the Payhonin Recommendation Report.
Last edited: September 23, 2019