To honour National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) and draw awareness to and celebrate the prevalence of incredible Indigenous Athletes and Builders of sport and the role they, and their stories, play in building Canada.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) is proud to host the second annual celebration in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2023, in collaboration with the Calgary Public Library and the Indigenous Sport Heroes inducted into CSHoF. This event aims to recognize the rich contributions of Indigenous Sports Heroes and educate the general public and youth through a respectful and culturally appropriate celebration highlighting the transformative power of sport as part of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s ten-year Sport & Reconciliation Vision.
Calgary Public Library
This Land Acknowledgment was created in consultation with members of the Elders’ Guidance Circle, Indigenous Staff members, members of the Library's Truth and Reconciliation Stewardship Group, and representatives from the five Treaty 7 signatories and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3.
Careful thought was given to the wording of the Land Acknowledgment to ensure the resulting statement was inclusive of all those who reside in Treaty 7 territory.