The land on which Freezer Burn holds its annual event rests in the traditional and ancestral territories of the Stoney (Ĩyãħé Nakón mąkóce), the Blackfoot-Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ (Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ), the Tsuut’ina, the Michif Piyii (Métis), and the Cree peoples.
The Treaty 6 land covers a large portion of central Alberta and Saskatchewan and was signed in August of 1876. While we now recognize the significant inequality of the original Treaty terms, we can work towards reconciliation by respecting and supporting the Indigenous peoples rights to self-governance and land access, as well as assisting in the socio-cultural, political, economic and spiritual advancement of their people.
Our Freezer Burn Production Committee recognizes that we are on the traditional territories of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Alberta and express gratitude and respect for the lands we use. Our Freezer Burn community pledges to help end systemic racism, commit to advancing reconciliation and strive for inclusion with Indigenous peoples at our events and in our Burning Man culture.