The Posner Center sits on land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho.
The Posner Center for International Development has a policy to begin all public events with a formal acknowledgment of the lands on which events take place. We recognize that the Posner Center Community and its collaborative global development work are possible because of past and current sacrifices of this land’s original peoples. We want to acknowledge the land and history of the Posner Center space we are fortunate to gather in today.
First, we acknowledge that the Posner Center sits on land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, who are the original Stewards of this land. We also wish to acknowledge all other Indigenous Tribes and Nations who call Colorado home (see list of 48 tribes below). It is because of their sacrifices and hardships that we are able to be here to bring together 200 organizations and build an engaged, thriving, community – a community where people meet and learn about one another, exchange ideas, access shared resources and support, and ultimately combine their expertise for a more equitable and prosperous world.
It is important to recognize that Indigenous people have been displaced from their homelands and that U.S. public policy has been used to displace Indigenous communities, erode Tribal Nation sovereignty, and forcibly assimilate Native individuals into U.S. society. We share this acknowledgment to encourage Posner Center tenants, members, partners and visitors to discuss and strategize how we might leverage public policy to address these historic and contemporary atrocities perpetrated against Native people and other marginalized communities.
When you are joining us virtually, we ask that you take a moment to privately honor the original peoples who were stewards of the land in your place, acknowledging that we are now able to convene, collaborate and do our work because of their sacrifices. You can find the original peoples of your location here.
You can download a copy of this land acknowledgment for use at Posner Center events in our Resource Library.
48 Indigenous Tribes and Nations who call Colorado home
|1. Apache Tribe of Oklahoma||2. Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma||3. Comanche Nation||4. Crow Creek Sioux Tribe|
|5. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe||6. Crow Tribe||7. Eastern Shoshone Tribe||8. Fort Sill Apache Tribe|
|9. Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo)||10. Hopi Tribe||11. Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma||12. Mescalero Apache Tribe|
|13. Jicarilla Apache Nation||14. Navajo Nation||15. Oglala Sioux Tribe||16. Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan)|
|17. Northern Arapaho Tribe||18. Osage Tribe||19. Northern Cheyenne Tribe||20. Paiute Tribe of Utah|
|21. Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma||22. Pueblo of Jemez||23. Pueblo of Acoma||24. Pueblo of Laguna|
|25. Pueblo of Cochiti||26. Pueblo of Nambe||27. Pueblo of Isleta||28. Pueblo of Picuris|
|29. Pueblo of Pojoaque||30. Pueblo of Santa Ana||31. Pueblo of San Felipe||32. Pueblo of Santa Clara|
|33. Pueblo of San Ildefonso||34. Pueblo of Taos||35. Pueblo of Sandia||36. Pueblo of Tesuque|
|37. Pueblo of Zia||38. Rosebud Sioux Tribe||39. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe||40. Shoshone Bannock Tribes|
|41. Southern Ute Tribe||42. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe||43. Three Affiliated Tribes – Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara||44. Ute Indian Tribe|
|45. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe||46. Wichita & Affiliated Tribes||47. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo||48. Zuni Tribe|