The Prairie Peace Convergence will occur in Treaty 6 territory in the city of Camrose, Alberta at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta. These lands are a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous peoples. Part of the Battleriver Watershed, these lands provided a travelling route and home of the Cree, Blackfoot, and Métis, as it did for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, Chipewyan, and other Indigenous peoples. Many centuries later, these lands also provided for newcomers who searched for better lives for their families and generations to come. The spiritual and practical relationships to the land of those before us create a rich for our learning and life as a community.
To acknowledge the traditional territory is to recognize its longer history, beyond colonization and the establishment of European colonies, as well as its significance for Indigenous peoples who live upon this territory today, whose practices and spiritualities are tied to the land and continue to develop in relationship to the land and its other inhabitants today. This statement also aims to recognize the diversity of First Nations who have, at one time, lived across the territory, as well as the presence of the Métis Nation. This territory is named by the Cree, who have been its most recent inhabitants, as Asiniskaw Sipisis, or Stoney Creek. To acknowledge that this territory is traditionally that of the Cree, Métis, and other First Nations is to participate in establishing a respectful nation-to-nation relationship.
4901 – 46 Avenue, Camrose, AB, T4V 2R3
Old Library (located in the Classroom Building, across the Quad from the Forum).