What does a land acknowledgement look like in Seneca county?

A land acknowledgement in Seneca County might look something like this:

Seneca County is located in the traditional homelands of the Cayuga Nation. The Cayuga, or Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (Guy-uh-KO-no) “People from the Swampy Land”, are one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (you might know their name as Iroquois). We recognize the continuing presence of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ on this land and respect their long stewardship and history in the Finger Lakes region.

What is a land acknowledgement?

A Land Acknowledgement is a statement made by individuals or groups that recognizes and respects Native peoples as traditional stewards, or caretakers, of lands. Basically, this sentence acknowledges that all the land we now know as the United States was lived on, and cared for, by Native American nations until they were removed by Europeans.



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