As a newcomer to the City of Calgary, you need to know about the language and culture of the land you now live on.
What is Treaty 7?
- Treaty 7 is the last of the Numbered Treaties made between the Government of Canada and the Plains First Nations.
- Treaty 7 was signed on September 22, 1877 by five First Nations:
- The Siksika (Blackfoot)
- The Kainai (Blood)
- The Piikani (Peigan)
- The Stoney-Nakoda
- The Tsuut’ina (Sarcee)
Did you know that the Calgary Public Library has an Indigenous Languages Resource Centre? It is located on Level 4 at Central Library. Usually, you would be able to visit the Centre and do the following:
- Meet with Elders
- Share stories under a night sky installation
- View traditional items
- Learn Treaty 7 languages
But due to the COVID-19 situation, in-person services are not available at the moment, but we encourage you to visit the Indigenous Languages Resource Centre online to
- Learn through video tutorials
- Download free learning apps to learn Treaty 7 languages
Learn more about Treaty 7: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/treaty-7
The Calgary Library also offers indigenous services: https://calgarylibrary.ca/connect/indigenous-services/
Word of the Day:
Treaty: a formal agreement made by negotiation