The land we stand on

WAS NOT ALWAYS CHICAGO

We acknowledge that the Chicago we know sits on the unceded ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires: Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, as well as over a dozen tribes, including the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox, that called this land home.

 

This land has long been a center of gathering and trade for Indigenous people and today, one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States lives in Chicago and continues to practice and celebrate their traditions and cultures.