Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of Treaty 8 territory and the homelands of the Metis people.

We recognize the land on which we stand as the ancestral land of the Indigenous peoples and is common home to everyone in virtue of God, our Creator’s gracious gift.

Acknowledgement of the land is a critical part of demonstrating respect for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples as the original peoples and the traditional stewards of the land in Alberta and who continue to live here and whose traditional knowledge, cultural practices, languages, oral traditions and worldviews are tied to their relationship with the land. To acknowledge the traditional territory is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose land you reside on and a way of honouring the people who have lived and worked on the land since time immemorial. 

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools is committed to restoring and honouring the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action. We strongly believe that truth must be acknowledged to move forward to reconciliation. Engaging in respectful, responsible and reciprocal relationships with our First Nation and Metis communities is the path forward to reconciliation. Together we call upon our collective communities a stronger understanding and relationship of all the peoples who dwell on this land we call home.