Land & People
WE would like to acknowledge that we as a collective live and do our work on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples, and shared waters of all tribes and bands named and unnamed including Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, and Tulalip nations.
We recognize additionally, that the Coastal Salish landscape has been shaped by Chinese, Japanese and Filipino laborers, who have built railroads and worked in mines, crop fields, logging camps and salmon canneries, and that African Americans have worked in shipyards and founded The Northwest Enterprise, a newspaper serving a key role in supporting Black communities in Seattle.
We acknowledge that our work also happens south of the Northwestern territories on Eastern Shoshone and Goshute lands, and the Yamayeka, and Taino lands in the Caribbean. We pay respects to the ancestors, to the elders, and to present rural and urban indigenous communities for holding the painful and complex histories of how we came to be together on these lands.
We invite you to research the ancestral histories and indigenous presence of the land you occupy here at Native Land Digital, a Canadian based + Indigenous lead and non-academic land survey that is actively and collaboratively researched and updated by community contributors.
You can contribute to a number of Land Back initiatives that support peoples unrecognised or unsupported by the US Federal Govt, or orgs that seek to aid displaced communities who identify as or are at the intersection of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans communities.