Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
The land on which we gather is the ancestral, unceded territory of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Other Coast Salish Nations, past, present, and future. Seattle has also been the usual and accustomed fishing, hunting, and village sites for nations such as Suquamish, Snoqualmie, and Tulalip. They are this land’s original storytellers.
Acknowledgement is just the beginning. We must recognize that we live on stolen land and work to educate ourselves on the ways we can support local Tribal and Native-driven initiatives in our communities. Systemic complacency towards erasure and suppression has led to Seattle and Washington State having the highest reports of missing and murdered Indigenous Peoples. It has led to the destruction and desecration of sacred Native burial sites along the US-Mexico border.
We need to do better, not simply to honor the past, but to strengthen Native sovereignty, and support, amplify, and celebrate the modern voices of Indigenous Peoples here and across the country.
GreenStage invites you to research and learn more about how you can support local Tribal and Native-driven initiatives in your communities.
Here are links to a few places you can begin your journey: