LONG BEFORE CRESCENT HEIGHTS WAS SETTLED
Crescent Heights was originally incorporated as a village on May 1, 1908. It was subsequently annexed by the City of Calgary in 1911 and established as a neighbourhood in 1914.
Long before this Crescent Heights was, and still is, situated on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. This region includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Calgary is situated where the Bow River and the Elbow River meet. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”.
It is important to know where we came from if we want to know where we are going. For more information on what you, your business or organization can do, please consider reading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 calls to action or the White Goose Flying: A Report to Calgary City Council on the Indian Residential School Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action.