OutLink operates on the land adjacent to where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, covered by Treaty 7, on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot confederacy which includes the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani, as well as the Tsuut’ina, and Stoney Nakoda which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations. This territory is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. This land is known by many names to many people, including Moh'kinsstis (Blackfoot), Wincheesh-pah (Nakoda), Otos-kwunee (Cree), Kootsisáw (Tsuu'tina) and Klincho-tinay-indihay (Slavey)*. We are grateful for the opportunity to work on this land and call it our home.
We endeavor to work alongside all Nations, Indigenous and non, who live, work, and play on this land to create spaces where all of us are recognized and supported to live our fullest lives. We know that this work does not end with acknowledgements but that it starts with each of us making the commitment to listen, learn, and act as called upon by the communities we live in and alongside.
*reference: CBC article
To learn how to pronounce Treaty 7 Nation names correctly, click here.
To find out where different treaty areas are, please click here.
Doing the Work
Please see Racism and Outlink for our statement regarding harm done to racialized individuals and communities. Calgary Outlink is dedicated to doing better and doing what is needed and important to the those that we serve and support. We are invested in ongoing conversations and development around equity work as an organization. We have been working on implementing changes and processes to bring our organization more in alignment with our values.