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Urban Commitments to Reconciliation

Lacombe, AB

December 8, 2021

The City of Lacombe held a Treaty 6 Land Recognition Ceremony to commemorate a piece of artwork that will be displayed outside of Council Chambers. After consulting with Elder Roy Louis of Maskwacis, Artist Byron Samson, whose Cree name is Mistikonapew, was commissioned by the City to create an artwork recognizing the significance of Treaty 6.

The artwork acknowledges that the community rests on Treaty 6 Lands, and the historic Indigenous travelling route called the Buffalo Trail, which passed through the Medicine Hills or Mahikan Wachisak (Wolf Hills) / Nisto Chaki Atinak (Three Pointed Hills), the City of Lacombe and Central Alberta. The artwork includes images of seven chiefs, three government representatives and one interpreter