Rotary District 5360 gratefully acknowledges that we are within the traditional and ancestral territories and gathering places for diverse Indigenous peoples. Most of our district clubs and members who live in southern Alberta are located in Treaty number 7 territory, the traditional Blackfoot nations' traditional lands (including Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. As the District includes parts of Saskatchewan, we also recognize that these Rotarians live within the Treaty 4 and 6 areas.  We appreciate all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls for Action recommended all Canadians, individually and or corporately, to undertake the necessary steps in favour of reconciliation with Indigenous people.
District 5360 is committed to fostering learning opportunities with its members and working with Indigenous leaders and community members to co-creating meaningful and long-lasting change.
The District’s Indigenous Relations Committee, consisting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, is mandated to provide Indigenous perspectives and advice to Rotary District 5360, its clubs and members.  To do this, it will:
  • Support or facilitate Indigenous training and learning opportunities for Clubs and members, 
  • Make the District’s programs and services more accessible and relevant to Indigenous individuals and communities 
  • Strengthen and expand relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations 
  • Identify opportunities for Rotary to support Indigenous-related initiatives
For more information, contact
Committee Chair, Cam Stewart, Calgary East
Rotary has a unique culture and history that has positively impacted communities worldwide since 1905. The Indigenous people in Canada have traditions that looked after this land its people for thousands of years and began welcoming settlers after 1885. This session will explore how Rotary and Indigenous world views are similar and compatible in their wish to “see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change” (RI Action Plan). Participants will learn how they can adapt their systems and operations to positively impact Indigenous people in Alberta.