Cultural Protocol

Traditional Territory Acknowledgment

On May 1, 2012 the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives endorsed a statement that acknowledges traditional territory that the University of Alberta resides and reads as such:  

"Welcome to the University of Alberta. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Territory on which we are gathered today, a welcoming place for peoples from around the world. I would like to acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux ".

Elder Protocol and Guidelines

Full information on Elder Protocol and Guidelines can be found here.

Tobacco and Flags

Tobacco and flags are available for purchase in the Aboriginal Student Services Centre. 

Flags are 2 meters each and are available in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, and white. The cost is $5 per flag.

The cost of tobacco is $17 per pouch.