The Making of MT7
In 2012, the City of Calgary was named Culture Capital of Canada alongside the Niagra region in Southern Ontario. Inspired by the founding event of modern Southern Alberta, Making Treaty 7 was a project created as part of Calgary’s winning bid for the title. When Calgary 2012 finished its run, Making Treaty 7 filed for non-profit status with the intent to continue producing events that invite Calgarians, and all Canadians, to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for all of us.
Today, Making Treaty 7 operates as a non-profit entity with federal charity status and is governed by a board of directors with representation from each of the Treaty 7 communities. Through its evolution, Making Treaty 7 has partnered with diverse cultural organizations dedicated to lifting Indigenous voices and making a difference in their communities. We continue to host events, put on theatre productions and educate the public on Indigenous affairs, human rights issues, and the culture and identity of historic and present Indigenous peoples.