A message from Heather Magotiaux, Vice President External Relations, SAIT

SAIT mourns with our Indigenous communities
SAIT mourns with our Indigenous communities

The discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools is devastating and we grieve with the families, communities and survivors impacted. We are horrified by the loss of children’s lives, and also by the abuse and heartache both survivors of residential schools and their families suffer.

Now, more than ever, we need to elevate Indigenous voices — to create room and listen to their stories, to take responsibility for our own learning. We owe it to the children who never got to go home, and to those that did go home with pain in their hearts, to unlearn biases and work against prejudice.

We understand the news of these discoveries may be difficult for many in the SAIT community. If you need support, it is available:


Staff and faculty

  • LifeWorks is SAIT’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provider and is available 24/7 to help.
  • The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) is available 24 hours a day.

To hear from Indigenous voices and learn more about the residential school system and how to be an active participant in unlearning biases, visit these resources:

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.