Reconnecting with the Land

The Land

Telus Spark Science Centre acknowledges it is situated on the Ancestral Lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), and the Traditional Lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Îethka Nakoda First Nation, and more recently, the Métis Nation. Spark recognizes and supports the depth of science within these Lands, Languages, Stories, and Peoples, that have been caretakers of this land where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, their home for thousands of years.

This science centre sits within a natural corridor for trade, migration, and hunting. It leads people, animals, and weather to the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, a traditional and current gathering place. We are grateful to the peoples who have been caretakers and stewards of this land, allowing us to thrive on this land today, where many cultures and Indigenous people from across Turtle Island live together in peace and respect.

TELUS Spark is grateful to the Spark Advisory Circle for guiding the development of this land acknowledgement.