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Land Acknowledgement

Find out more about the land acknowledgement

“A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.” (Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Initiatives)

Learn more about land acknowledgements here:

https://www.northwestern.edu/native-american-and-indigenous-peoples/about/land-acknowledgment-resources.html

Land Reparations & Indigenous Solidarity Toolkit

https://youtu.be/rOlwxe5V1Hk

A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

“The purpose of a land acknowledgment is to show respect and affirmation for Indigenous peoples as the longstanding occupants and caretakers of the land and the enduring relationship that exists between them and their traditional lands. Practicing acknowledgment can also raise awareness about histories that are often suppressed or forgotten, and to understand our places within that history. The United States is the product of settler colonialism, a system that perpetuates the erasure of Native peoples’ lives, cultures, and histories. They are destroyed and replaced in order for settler colonizers to establish themselves as the “rightful” inhabitants. A land acknowledgment is meant to bring awareness to this painful and often abandoned history, to encourage reflection, to honor Indigenous peoples, and to urge commitment between an institution, individuals, and Indigenous peoples in future relationships with and on the lands.” (Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Initiatives)

Kickapoo (KEE-kah-poy)

Peoria (pea-OR-ee-ah

Kaskaskia (kahs-KAHS-kee-ah)

Potawatomie (pah-tuh-WAH-tuh-mee)

Myaamia (me-YAH-me-ah)

Ochethi Sakowin (Oh-CHET-ee-sha-KOH-win) meaning Seven Council Fires

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