“Spanning generations, acknowledgement of the land is a traditional custom of Indigenous peoples when welcoming outsiders onto their land and into their homes. To build respectful relationships, acknowledging the land is an important part of reconciliation. It honours the authentic history of North America, its original people and tells the story of the creation of this country that has historically been missing.” – The Calgary Foundation

Blackstone makes this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting. We respect the traditions, histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence and heritage continues to enrich our community.

We acknowledge that we live and work on ancestral territories in Alberta of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for centuries. We acknowledge Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Six Regions of the Métis Nation of Alberta within the historical Northwest Métis Homeland. Blackstone is dedicated to ensure that the spirit of these Treaties is honoured and respected.

We acknowledge that our Sherwood Park/ Edmonton offices are located on Treaty 6 Territory – the traditional and ancestral territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux. The city of Sherwood Park is home to the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 2.

We acknowledge that our Calgary office is located on Treaty 7 Territory – the traditional and ancestral territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

For more information we suggest the following resources.
Treaties, reserves and settlements map
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation