Land acknowledgements honor a place’s Indigenous people – past and present – and recognize the history that brought us to where we are today. They are meant to recognize how we have inadvertently benefited from the history of colonization, removal, and genocide of Indigenous people.
Pacifica stands on the ancestral lands of the Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, Shakori, and the Tuscarora people, who were unjustly removed. We remember and honor their deep histories of genocide, disenfranchisement, and forced removal, as well as their resilience and survival. We acknowledge that we in this community are beneficiaries of their unjust removal.
Land acknowledgment is only one small part – a starting point – of honoring and supporting Indigenous communities. We intend our land acknowledgment to inspire others in standing with us in solidarity with Native Nations.
Solidarity can look like:
- Donating time and money to Indigenous-led organizations.
- Amplifying the voices of Indigenous people leading grassroots change movements.
- Returning land.