Land Acknowledgement

The Association for Student Conduct Administration recognizes the genocide and forceful removal of tribal communities from, and those still connected to, the various lands we occupy. As we prepare for our annual conference, remember the importance of understanding the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. This land acknowledgement is read to recognize and honor the elders of the Indigenous peoples and the genocide, forceful removal and displacement of the peoples whose lands and territories were stolen from them.

The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area" (Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable, 2018). We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land.

To learn more about Portland’s diverse and vibrant Native community, please read Leading with Tradition, a document created by the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable. We encourage conference attendees who wish to learn more to visit the following resources below:

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Whose Land

Native Governance Center