Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

The ASPIRE Native American Committee would like to wish all in our ASPIRE region a happy Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we honor the indigenous peoples of our land and recognize their history, culture, and contributions. We also acknowledge Native lands that we occupy. We encourage you to identify native land and languages in your area and others by visiting this website. In addition, you can click here to learn more about how and why to write your own land acknowledgement. As this source states, acknowledging territory “is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life.”

 

-ASPIRE Native American Committee