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Land Acknowledgement for Shoreline Community College: Writing Land Acknowledgements

By noting the indigenous tribes that dwell and have culturally imbued the location of the college, we are sending a powerful message of respect towards the Coast Salish Peoples, in particular the Duwamish tribe.

"If an acknowledgment is discomforting and triggers uncomfortable conversations versus self-congratulation, it is likely on the right track"

Sobo, E. J., Lambert, M., & Lambert, V. (2021, October 7). Land acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite – erasing American Indians and sanitizing history instead. The Conversation; San Diego State University.

Maps and Tribal Lists

These tools will help you find out which tribe to acknowledge for the relevant area.

Local Tribes

These are websites that are authored by the tribes local to the area surrounding our college in Snohomish, King County, and Seattle.

Guide and Information Credit

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