We gather as guests of the Duwamish people on their traditional, unceded land that touches the shared waters of other Coast Salish tribes.
We understand that their identity and richness of culture are deeply connected with the mountains, valleys, waterways and shorelines that surround us all.
We commit to learning about the Duwamish, other indigenous cultures, and historical and ongoing oppression of indigenous peoples. We strive to nurture our relationship with indigenous peoples, especially our neighbors, by joining their efforts to work for social justice and to care for this land.
For more information on the process of developing this statement and actions you can take to honor the land, read this news post.