Education is at the heart of what we do. We believe that there can be no reconciliation until the truth is understood, and there is still a lot of truth yet to be told.
Here, we've provided a number of ways you can learn about the Indigenous peoples and Nations of Treaty 7, including locations and websites to visit, learning tools and resources, and links to higher education courses.
Meet the Treaty 7 Nations
The Treaty 7 First Nations Chiefs' Association serves as the political entity for the Treaty 7 Nations Chiefs and leadership to collectively advocate for the rights and needs of each nation in the Treaty 7 territory.
Places to Visit
... The site of the signing of Treaty No.7, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is a designated National Historic Site. Siksika Nation, AB
... Journey into the extraordinary heritage of the First Nations People of the Northern Plains and Canadian Rockies, at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Banff, AB
... Cave and Basin has been a special place for Indigenous Peoples for over ten thousand years and continues to be so to this day. Today, the site is a gathering place for sharing stories about conservation and the connection between people and the land. Banff, AB
... Elbow River Camp has been a major part of the Calgary Stampede since the inception in 1912. It's a great way for visitors to experience the traditions and culture of First Nations peoples from the Treaty 7 nations of Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina firsthand. Calgary, AB
... Fort Calgary is a National Historic Site situated on the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers which continues to be an important place for Indigenous peoples. The site has had many lives, but today it is a place of education, exchange, social gathering, and more. Calgary, AB
... Glenbow is a place of confluence. A meeting point for people and communities to join a flow of ideas, knowledge, opinions and experiences. Our exceptional collection of art and historical objects represents the people and ideas that have shaped our region. Calgary, AB
... Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Fort MacLeod, AB
... Majorville Medicine Wheel (Iniskim Umaapi) provides a record of place where Blackfoot ritual activity links the present with the past and the past to the future. South of Bassano, AB
... This prominent southern Alberta geological landmark is a historical site of great spiritual significance to the Blackfoot peoples. Black Diamond, AB
... Helping visitors connect with the Spirit of Waterton while educating about the history of Paahtómahksikimi - meaning the inner sacred lake. It is the Blackfoot name for this area and is a sacred place. Waterton, AB
... The Tsuut'ina Museum is a center for preserving and promoting cultural history. Tsuut'ina Nation, AB