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Land Acknowledgement Statement

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Peaceful Paths acknowledges that our organization resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Potano (Timucua) and Seminole Tribes. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the stewards of it that have existed since time immemorial.

With this acknowledgment, Peaceful Paths aims to raise awareness regarding the mass murder and forced removal of Native peoples that led to us inhabiting this stolen land now recognized as the state of Florida. 

Colonization did not end when White settlers broke treaties and led their campaign of genocide, it is an ongoing process that affects Indigenous communities today. We hope to develop intentional, actionable strategies of harm reduction and building relationships with the original stewards of this land. Optical allyship is not sufficient - we must all continue to unlearn White-washed history and celebrate Indigenous communities.

To learn more about land acknowledgments, the Potano people, the Seminole Tribe, and Indigenous sovereignty, please visit the resources below or connect to the nations directly.

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Not in Alachua County? Find out what Native territories you are living on by visiting the Native Land Digital site. 

Related Links

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Teacher's Guide to Florida's Native People by the Florida Museum of Natural History (2002)

Republic of Timucua Website (2022)

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When we talk about land, land is part of who we are. It’s a mixture of our blood, our past, our current, and our future. We carry our ancestors in us, and they’re around us. As you all do.

Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)