Awaken Church is located on Treaty 7 Land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which is made up of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai, as well as the Tsuut’ina first nation, the Îyâxe Nakoda First Nation, and the Metis Nation Region 3.
We acknowledge that we, as a church organization, benefit greatly from treaties with Canada’s First Nations and that we have responsibilities as treaty people.
We share responsibility for respecting and honouring treaty relationships, in this generation and in those to come. Our responsibility includes living in balance with the land, and with nature. The Cree word wahkohtowin reminds us that we are all connected in the great circle of life. We recognize the teachings and wisdom of Indigenous elders and knowledge-keepers as we seek reconciliation with this place and all creation.
To learn more about what it means to honour Treaty 7 check out these short teachings by Rev. Tony Snow.