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MRM's Land Acknowledgement —
We acknowledge that the MRM program in Corvallis Oregon stands on the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya, whose ancestors have resided here since Time Immemorial. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, the Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, descendants of these people are alive and strong as part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. Do you know about the indigenous people of the land you are on right now? If not, check out Native Land Digital.
Land acknowledgements — statements that honor the present and past history and peoples of the land we reside on – can reflect our values, but they are just the beginning. The goal of our land acknowledgement is to remind and educate ourselves, and others, about the history of Indigenous peoples in Oregon, and that they are present and thriving parts of our society.
Indigenous peoples were forcibly removed from this land and the trauma of that cultural genocide is still felt today. MRM recognizes the importance of learning more about Indigenous people and supporting the past and present contributions of indigenous people in Corvallis, at Oregon State, and other places in Oregon and the Earth. Support for Indigenous peoples goes beyond land acknowledgement statements. We are committed to educating ourselves about the words we say and are committed to challenging ourselves to think in new ways. Below we present some statements that guide our collective learning:
These actions can help show we authentically care about our shared histories, our present actions, and our commitment to build a better future.
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