Land Acknowledgement

SAIT and Food Story strive to do their part in telling food stories and honouring the foods that come from the land, waters, and air. This work allows us to respect the people, the products, the history, and the ways of thinking as all users and participants share with each other.

SAIT is situated on Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge and give thanks to the traditional lands which have for millennia been home to the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). Tragically, colonizers did not respect the lands and the people which have both shaped the ways we all live now.

What better way to reconcile with a person or a group than to share a meal grown on the land on which we reside? In doing so, we show respect for one another. SAIT aspires to continue recognizing the true history of Treaty 7 and beyond. What the settlers took was unjust, and reparations will carry on for years and years. Food has the power to be the greatest peacemaker and is a universal means to communicate. We share our stories with this responsibility and mission close to our hearts.