A Land Acknowledgment is a statement that recognizes the Indigenous Peoples whose land we occupy. It acknowledges the legacies of violence, colonization, and displacement that are tied to the places we call home. Land Acknowledgments are about truth and honoring Indigenous histories and futures. Naming land is an exercise in power and erasure, so it is important that we acknowledge the original names and caretakers of the land we occupy.
Audubon Alaska recognizes that we work throughout the ancestral territory of the Indigenous Peoples of Alaska. Our office is in Dghayitna'/Dghayitnu, or Anchorage, which is located within Dena’ina ełnena, the traditional land of the Dena’ina Athabasca. However, our work spans the entire state of Alaska. We owe deep gratitude to the Indigenous Peoples of Alaska for their continued care and stewardship of the land on which we work. We recognize our place within the history of colonialism that has led to the occupation of this land and celebrate the continued contributions of Indigenous peoples.