A commitment to Truth and Reconciliation across Treaty 7 lands

With gratitude, mutual respect, and reciprocity, we acknowledge the ancestral home, culture, and oral teachings of the Treaty 7 signatories which includes the Siksika (Six-ih-gah) Nation, Piikani (Bee-gun-nee) Nation, Kainai (Gaa-nah) Nation, the Îethka (Ee-ih-th-kah) Stoney Nakoda Nation, consisting of the Chiniki (Chin-ih-key), Bearspaw, and Good Stoney Bands, and the people of the Tsuut’ina (Sue-tin-ah) Nation. The City of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis (May-tea) and to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, Métis Nation Battle River Territory, Nose Hill Métis District 5 and Elbow Métis District 6.

At Calgary Public Library we celebrate stories: the stories of the community and the land that we live on. We serve the community on Wîcîspa (Win-cheese-pa), Guts’ists’i (Goo-tist-see), and Moh’kinstsis (Moh-gihn-s-tis), which describes the gathering place where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. We respect all people who share, celebrate, and care for the Treaty 7 territory of southern Alberta and we honour the original caretakers of the land who remind us of the ongoing histories that precede us. We recognize our shared responsibilities going forward to help bring everyone together on this journey of Truth and Reconciliation.