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College of the Siskiyous Land Acknowledgement Statement

The College of the Siskiyous acknowledges that we reside, learn, and work on the traditional homelands of several Indigenous peoples. We strive to honor and respect the deep connection they have to this land, their ancestral past, and ongoing cultural traditions. Specifically, we respect and appreciate federally and non-federally recognized tribes who hold historic and cultural significance in the region. We acknowledge the forced displacement and ongoing challenges faced by these communities and other Indigenous peoples. We commit to fostering deeper understanding and engagement with local Tribal communities through meaningful partnerships, educational initiatives, and cultural celebrations. This acknowledgement represents our journey of collective appreciation and cultural understanding. We believe that it is important to recognize the historical and ongoing presence of Indigenous peoples on whose land we live and work.

Because this work requires a reflective mindset that is responsive to the lessons learned as we engage with our local indigenous communities, we will review and revise this statement regularly to reflect new ideas, meaningful insights, and advocacy concepts.

Resources for Further Learning

Local Resources

Siskiyou County Native American Heritage

Local Northwest California Tribes

Indigenous Communities in the Klamath-Siskiyou Region

California Language Archive - Karuk

Shasta Indian Nation

Global Resources

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following articles may or may not be reflective of the institution's values.

Interactive Indigenous Land Map

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples' lands are threatened by industrial development

Indigenous Peoples: Defending an Environment for All

Layers of Identity: Rethinking American Indian and Alaska Native Data Collection in Higher Education

Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds

The White Sage Black Market