The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Treaty 7

Sitting in a boardroom at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Tina Nash remembers the daunting process of creating her thesis, entitled “Life in the Shadows.”

Alexandra Daignault was at a coffee shop in downtown Calgary purchasing a tea. Challenged with the task of thinking about resistance in everyday experiences for a university class, Daignault asked herself a question: What if tea could be sold to support marginalized individuals in local community?

Stepping into truth and reconciliation, Calgary has seen resurging responses to calls of action, many of which are driven by Indigenous women. The Calgary Journal spoke with a few of the leaders who are bridging gaps and paving the way for change.

Next time you’re at the Calgary Courts Centre paying for a parking ticket make sure you stop by the Mohkinstsis tent — a safe space where you can discuss healing the relationship with First Nation communities. The man you’ll see sitting in that tent awaiting your questions is Garret Smith.