To show respect for and honor the Indigenous Peoples of the land on which we work, live, and recreate we would like to provide a Land Acknowledgment as a simple way of resisting the erasure of Indigenous histories and working towards honoring and inviting the truth about the harsh treatment and genocide of Indigenous people.
The Office of Special Events would like to honor and acknowledge that the land on which we live, work, and recreate is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples, and is historically tied to at least 48 contemporary tribal nations.
We honor those who have stewarded this land throughout generations and recognize that government, academic, and cultural institutions were built on and continue to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples.
As individuals and as an office we are committed to dismantling ongoing systems and legacies of oppression and inequity, and we value the historical, current and future contributions of Indigenous communities in Denver.
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