Land Acknowledgment

Sharon Raz

For non-Indigenous communities, land acknowledgment is a powerful way of showing respect and honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the land on which we work and live. Acknowledgment is a simple way of resisting the erasure of Indigenous histories and working towards honoring and inviting the truth.

We acknowledge that this book was created on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle. We also invite you to consider LWTech’s land acknowledgment, which is used consistently throughout the college’s programs and activities:

We acknowledge that the LWTech campus is on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, past and present, and we honor with gratitude the land itself, and the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot and Duwamish tribes. We acknowledge these tribes by showing respect and take an intentional step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture, and toward inviting and honoring the truth.

We invite you to consider the people whose land you, as a reader, occupy as you read this book, and we invite you to consider a land acknowledgment in your context as a reader and educator as you engage with this book.

For more information on land acknowledgments, please see:


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