Our Elders interpret “Tsuut’ina” meaning “many people” or “beaver people”. Both interpretations are correct. As sovereign people and signatory to the Peace & Friendship Treaty No. 7, the Tsuut’ina Nation never relinquished any inherent or Treaty right or responsibility.
As the only Dene-speaking group in Treaty 7 Territory, we believe in the Tsuut’ina Nation way of life where everything is interconnected and considered sacred. As original people of the land, we are only but a small piece of the sacred circle. We respect all spirits of the land and how the elements of; water, air and fire are a part of the circle we call Natural Law. Natural Law and inherent Tsúū’tínà nìníshà values must be respected in everything we do today.
We are known to be brave, benevolent, generous and clever strategists’ people. Our diverse Nation of traditional protocols, cowboys, athletes, students, leaders, visionaries and modern-day warriors speaks to our way of life. Our soul is revealed through our customs, language, culture, traditions and history. We exhibit this today through our economic ventures and Nationhood to enhance our way of life for our people and our community.