Honor Native Land Campaign

Acknowledging the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land we all use is a simple, powerful way of showing respect. We must work to correct the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture. Join me in pledging to respectfully acknowledge ancestral lands and visit the Honor Native Land campaign to learn more.

#HonorNativeLand is a campaign to spread the practice of acknowledgment of traditional Native lands at the opening of all public gatherings. You can visit www.usdac.us/nativeland to:

  1. Download the #HonorNativeLand Guide with step-by-step instructions for how to offer acknowledgement and tips for moving beyond acknowledgment into action.

  2. Download #HonorNativeLand signs to print, customize, and post in your community.

  3. Take the pledge to commit publicly to practicing traditional Native land acknowledgment.

 

UT Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

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I acknowledge that I work at an institution, the University of Texas at Austin, that sits on indigenous land. The Tonkawa lived in central Texas and the Comanche and Apache moved through this area. Today, various indigenous peoples from all over the globe visit Austin and/or call it home. I am grateful to be able to work, collaborate, and learn on this piece of Turtle Island.  

In a broader sense, I would like to acknowledge the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas.

Since some of our classes are online and we collaborate with people that may be contributing from other tribal lands, here is a map that may help you in identifying the indigenous peoples of the land on which you study/work: https://native-land.ca/