Please note that this page does not serve as the official Land Acknowledgement of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This page serves as a resource and support for recognizing the original (past, present and future) homelands of Native and Indigenous peoples.
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Land Acknowledgment Message
By Lin Quenzer
Pastor, Sacred Winds Native Mission UMC
As a land-grant institution, we strive to connect the land, knowledge, and access. Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth. We are standing on the ancestral lands of the First Peoples who occupied this area we now call Nebraska. We pay respects to Native elders past and present.
Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Native American Coalition
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - The Institute for Ethnic Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Native American Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Great Plains Fellows: Native American and Ethnic Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Native American Projects
Official Nebraska Government Website - Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
High Country News - Land-Grab UniversitiesJesse Popp - "Want to reach out to an Indigenous scholar?" The Conversation, (2021)
* Information for this statement courtesy of Dr. Margaret Huettl.