Thursday, November 24, 2022

Indigenous Land Acknowledgment

On this Thanksgiving, I will take this moment to acknowledge I live on stolen land.  

Iosco County occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of indigenous peoples. The Iosco County Democratic Party recognizes the Anishinaabek of the Three Fires Confederacy, the Ojibwe (Chippewa), the Odawa (Ottawa), and the Bodewadmi (Potawatomi); historic indigenous communities in Michigan; and those who were forcibly removed from their homelands. Iosco County occupies land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. 

In offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm our dedication to support all indigenous people in their pursuit toward equity and redress of past aggression and grievances. We further recognize the ongoing relationship of dependence upon and respect for all living beings of earth, sky, and water.

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