Charlotte Land Acknowledgement

As many of us are settlers, immigrants, or descendants of those forcefully brought to this land, it is our collective responsibility to pay respect and recognize that this land is the traditional territory of the Catawba and Carolina Siouan aboriginal communities and we are here because this land was occupied. In recognizing that this space occupies colonized aboriginal territories, and out of respect for the rights of aboriginal people, it is our collective responsibility to critically interrogate the colonial histories and present-day implications of this and to honour, protect, and sustain this land.