Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations 5. The City of Calgary where we are situated is the home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
SWISJ seeks to build relationships through education, research & advocacy. We do not endorse current social work practices when it comes to working with Indigenous peoples. There are many social practices that are detrimental to the Indigenous population. We seek to examine our own social work practices and how we can work to change these harmful practices. It is necessary, then, to first acknowledge how we ourselves benefit from colonial practice that still exist to this day. We do not believe in a post-colonial position, rather we have to work toward an anti-colonial framework, which entails acknowledging that we are influenced by colonial mindsets.