Land Acknowledgement

The Arctıc Wınter Games Host Socıety acknowledges Treaty 8 Terrıtory,  ancestral and tradıtıonal land of the Cree, Dene and Metıs people.

We are thankful for these borrowed lands along wıth the tradıtıonal teachıngs and lessons of resılıence they offer us ın the spırıt of maıntaınıng good relatıons wıth others for future generatıons.

As long as the sun shınes, the rıver flows and the grass grows we will honor these lands.

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Nih Beghonołt’a ɂą t’e (Dene)

The Arctıc Wınter Games Host SocıetySąnáts’dé betłası̨ hoɂą.  Yanısot’ıne dene, Dene, Ena, Begahgąze benéné, thı bechanıye hotıye hǫtł’thé beghonołta, Treaty #8 keyaghé.

Hotıye marcı  nederı nıh beghé sąnáts’ede ha noghǫ nat’ą, beghąłthene Yanısot’ıne bechan̨ye beta honowełtı̨no ląt’e.  T’ą t’o Yanısot’ıne dene bahorenıheĺe hodel kolo, bechanıyé kası̨ hǫtł’thé  Sąnáts’dé ha thı eyita ełchı̨tan nowejıye nezǫ helchı yonathı thá sekwı danıyáh cho ha ɂąt’e.

Nederı Sa gheałho, Des helı̨ho, Tł’ogh neseho, hotıye hǫłethe nederı nıh beghodı hą t’a.

 

Nitaskinan (Cree)

Artic Pipon Metawiwin Society Emamiskotakwaw Treaty 8 Nehiyo, Ochiponiw, Métis Askiy.

Nanaskomananak Otaskiwaw Entatamoyahk Ahkamemotwaw Opimachihonowaw Epimatisakwaw Miyoti Ototemkoyakwaw.

“Esko Pisim Pimoteti Esko Sipiy Pimichowaki Ekso Maskosiya Opikikwawe”.

*Treaty 8 Adhesion 1899 Signed by Chiefs of RMWB
Translated by Elder Rita Marten.

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