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2021 Land Acknowledgement

As we meet, work, and interact in physical and virtual spaces, we affirm our support for Indigenous sovereignty throughout the United States and throughout the world, acknowledging that wherever we may physically be in the United States, the land retains and reflects the impact of settler colonial violence. We acknowledge that our campus is located on unceded land belonging to the Indigenous Coast Salish population here since time immemorial. We acknowledge that anthropology was part of a system that upheld settler colonialism and acknowledge the responsibility the past confers on us.
We affirm our respect to the Elders past and present from the Skagit, Swinomish, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Tulalip, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, S’Klallams, Skokomish, Duwamish, Nisqually, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot, and especially from the Nooksack and Lummi Nation who teach us through their enduring care and protection of the land and waters.

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