Portugal. The Man’s ongoing focus on Land Acknowledgement while on tour has led to a strategic partnership with the City of Portland, which is in the process of establishing a city-wide pilot program designed to implement Land Acknowledgements at all City of Portland events. PTM Foundation is leading the charge through a collective impact grant which will help fund Indigenous artists, poets, and performers engaged in this process.
The band is funding this work with the hope that other cities will use this pilot program as a model for success and implement Land Acknowledgements and partnerships with Communities of Indigenous Peoples throughout their own civic institutions, as well.
“We are thrilled to partner with Portugal. The Man who have demonstrated a shared commitment to honoring Native People and bringing attention to their historic and present day experiences,” added Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, “We are thankful to the band and the foundation for the precious resources and energy they are investing into the project. The City of Portland will continue our share of the work in securing the funds necessary to realize the full vision and implementation of our Land Acknowledgement program.”