LONG BEFORE CRESCENT HEIGHTS WAS SETTLED
Long before settlers established homes here, Crescent Heights was (and still is), part of 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 acknowledge our history as we begin to figure out what reconciliation means to the residents of Crescent Heights. 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.