Our Shared Journey to Understanding Truth and Advancing Reconciliation

The Town of Okotoks is a safe and welcoming community where all are welcome and encouraged to participate in Indigenous focused programs and events that help create a greater understanding of Truths of Indigenous history and culture. This page is a dedicated space where our community can learn while taking steps together on the Town's journey to reconciliation.

TKLUA Report

The Town's Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Assessment (TKLUA) Report provides an understanding of how land occupied by the Town of Okotoks provides a sense of First Nations’ pride of place and historical importance. It will help preserve and protect traditional and natural resources and landscapes within Okotoks.

Land Acknowledgement

The Town of Okotoks acknowledges the original stewards of this land that we know and call Treaty 7 Territory, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy First Nations, the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani. The Stoney Nakoda First Nations, which includes the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney, the Dene First Nation of Tsuut’ina and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We vow to continue honouring and respecting the Indigenous Peoples Sacred and Traditional ways of life and will carry on this special relationship with the land so that generations to come can enjoy, use and live off the land as their ancestors did. We honour and respect this space, the water, the animals and all the beings who have a spirit and have been here long before us.

Our Shared Journey to Understanding Truth and Advancing Reconciliation