Indigenous land acknowledgements effectively discontinued under UCP – Calgary Sun

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201965 Views

Indigenous land acknowledgements — once symbolic openings of most government events under the NDP — are now a matter of “personal preference” at UCP official events according to Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson.

Land acknowledgments are statements recognizing the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land. The statements also acknowledge treaties between First Nations and the Crown. Alberta is located on Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Treaty 8 territory.

Wilson, who represents Maskwacîs-Wetaskiwin, says that he still does land acknowledgements at his events but has not heard personally any issues with other UCP officials not doing them.

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