We respectfully and gratefully acknowledge the native peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather, live, play, and work; as well as the diverse and vibrant Native communities who make their home here today.
We offer our gratitude to Mother Earth, the First Nations, all beings here before us for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honor those teachings. In New Mexico, there are 19 Pueblo Tribes and 6 Apache & Navajo Nations.
Today in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we are on the original homelands of the Warm Springs Apache of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache, the Piro, Manso, Tigua, Tortugas Pueblos, and the Mexica Peoples. We acknowledge these lands.
What can we do?
Amplify Indigenous Voices
Support Indigenous artists, businesses, students, nonprofits and Indigenous led/supportive organizations
https://aip.nmsu.edu/ – American Indian Program, NMSU
https://sabahut.com/ – Indigenous Owned Business
Donate to Indigenous Organizations
https://indigenousrightscenter.org/ – Indigenous Rights Center
https://indianpueblo.org/donate/ – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Learn about the Indigenous history of the land you are occupying.
Commit to delivering a land acknowledgment at your organizational meetings.
Email equity[at]aitkids.com for support.