What is Moh’kinsstis?


Moh’kinsstis is a Blackfoot word used to describe the landscape of what is now known as Calgary. The literal meaning of Moh’kinsstis is elbow and references the area where the Elbow River meets the Bow River. Moh’kinsstis was a gathering place for the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot people) since time immemorial.

Indigenous Policy Framework for The City of Calgary

Land Acknowledgement - What is Moh’kinsstis? (Calgary)
Moh’kinsstis (Calgary)

Land Acknowledgement

世代相傳,「承認土地」- Land Acknowledgement – 是原住民歡迎外來者進入他們土地和家園時的傳統習俗。為了建立互相尊重關係,承認土地是組成加拿大真相與和解 – Truth & Reconciliation – 的重要部分。她尊重北美的真實歷史,她的原住民,並講述了加拿大 – 這個歷史上缺失的國家 – 的創建故事。~ Translation: Brian Wong TV

Land Acknowledgement by Calgary Foundation

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.


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