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Council should consider Indigenous acknowledgments before meetings | Guest View


Last updated 5/1/2019 at Noon

I am an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potowatomi Tribe, and my ancestors are from the Cherokee Nation.

I respectfully ask the Edmonds City Council to consider adding a land acknowledgment statement of indigenous peoples to council meetings and other significant public gatherings in the city.

Land acknowledgement statements are promoted and encouraged by the federal government’s Department of Arts and Culture. These statements are a simple and powerful way to honor a culture of people who existed on these lands for thousands of years before any cities, counties, or states existed....

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