INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
United Way of North Central New Mexico sits on the traditional, unceded homelands of the Tiwa, Tewa, Diné, and N’de peoples. We recognize that the harms of genocide and colonization are ongoing and know it is our responsibility to work against this historical erasure. Indigenous peoples have deep connections to the land and are the roots of their beautiful communities. We honor the land and those who remain stewards of our human, plant, and animal kin throughout the generations. This acknowledgment only becomes meaningful when combined with accountable relationships and informed actions. It is only a first step. We respect the right to Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and are committed to uplifting Indigenous voices while being better listeners, learners, and partners.
This land acknowledgment was developed by an internal UWNCNM workgroup, including Indigenous staff members, and in consultation with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and other community partners.
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