Traditional Territory Preamble
We acknowledge that the
Potawatomi known as the
Anishinaabeg and the Delaware known as
Lunaapeew inhabited these lands
at the time of the written treaties, these being: Treaty #2; Treaty #7; Treaty #29.
We also acknowledge the earlier Indigenous people that travelled these lands prior to 1790 in the time of the Wampum treaties.
It is through their connection with the spirit of the land, water and air that we recognize their unique culture, traditions, and values. It is their belief that they are part of the land that sustains all life, and it is the sacred responsibility of
all people to ensure that the environment remains protected.
Finally, we acknowledge that their inherent languages preclude any English/French meaning.
Traditional Territory Acknowledgment
We acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered is part of the traditional territory of the
Potawatomi and Delaware Nations.
These Indigenous Nations, known as the
Lunaapeew, agreed through their ancestral languages to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities to the environment.
Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples.