By travelling with Calm Air, we acknowledge that we are travelling over the traditional lands and territories that indigenous people have called home since time immemorial.
We recognize that Indigenous people have been the caretakers and stewards of Turtle Island for many generations and that we too, have an obligation and responsibility to respect and honour these lands.
As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to live and travel here, and we thank all the generations of people who have governed this land for thousands of years. Long before today, there have been Indigenous peoples who have been the stewards of this place; in particular, we acknowledge:
Nunavut, meaning “our land,” the territory of the Inuk:
Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Chesterfield Inlet, Clyde River, Coral Harbour, Gjoa Haven, Grise Ford, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Kinngait, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Sanikiluaq, Sanirajak, Taloyoak, Umingmaktuuq, Whale Cove.
Manitoba, the ancestral land of the:
Anishinaabeg, Anish- Inninewak, Anishininew Nation, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline, Inninewak and Nehethowuk Nations, Nehiyawak, National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Northern Manitoba also includes lands that are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.
As we travel throughout Manitoba, we are reminded and acknowledge that we are travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, territories as well as lands and communities that are signatory to Treaties 6 and 10.
We recognize and deeply appreciate Indigenous peoples’ contributions in shaping and strengthening our community and country. We acknowledge the significant contributions and sacrifices Indigenous Peoples have made to Turtle Island otherwise known as Canada. As the settler community, we deeply honour these opportunities to live on and travel over the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples.
We remain committed to working in partnership and collaboration with all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.
Created in Partnership with the Kivalliq Inuit Association & Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak