While land acknowledgements by non Indigenous organizations are intended to be respectful, they more often than not oversimplify complex tribal histories and fail to recognize the ongoing impacts of colonization that tribal communities continue to endure to this day.
In place of a land acknowledgement, the Indigenous Idaho Alliance - especially our Non-Native staff - are asking you to support Indigenous communities by taking action. We ask that you:
The sovereignty, well-being, cultures, and languages of Indigenous peoples are borne of their homelands, which makes these lands and waters precious to Indigenous communities. In the spirit of this statement please know that you are standing on the unceded lands of the Nuwe/Nume (Paiute, Shoshone, Bannock) people and reside within the territorial lands of the Niimiipuu, the Schitsu’umsh, the Ktunaxa.
We all have a responsibility to respect and care for this land respectfully as the ancestor it is, while creating sustainability for future generations. Please do your part and Land Back.
(Thank you to our friends and community partners at the Indigenous Idaho Alliance for sharing this with us! Learn more about their work HERE)