Last year, the North Glenora Community League undertook a 3 month process to co-create a Land Acknowledgement for the league. This involved a series of 3 workshops and the participation of Elders and community members. The outcome of this process was our current Land Acknowledgement:
North Glenora is located on Treaty 6 territory – the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteax, Blackfoot, Metis, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples. We respectfully acknowledge the relationships established by this Treaty and are committed to honouring its principles. We humbly accept our responsibility as stewards of this land.
Together we will foster a community that understands our past, creates a sense of belonging, and strengthens supportive relationships with each other and the land.
When this was created, our board committed to keeping this Land Acknowledgement alive by revisiting it regularly and adjusting it with community feedback. If you have ideas or input for how we can keep this message meaningful and relevant, please contact us with your feedback: [email protected].
If you would like information for how to create your own personalized Land Acknowledgement, the University of Alberta has an excellent resource. Visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/teaching-support/indigenization/land-acknowledgements.html