We acknowledge that the land on which our business resides is the occupied ancestral and traditional lands of the Hinóno'éi-no' (Arapaho), Tsétséhéståhese (Cheyenne), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires) peoples. These indigenous communities have maintained a deep connection to this land for generations, and we affirm and honor Indigenous sovereignty, history, contributions, culture, knowledge, and experiences. We also recognize the ongoing impact of colonization, forced removal, and the systematic disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples. We stand in solidarity with indigenous communities, working towards equity, justice, and understanding. As we continue to learn about and navigate our relationship with the land and its original caretakers, we commit to promoting awareness and understanding of indigenous history, culture, and contemporary issues. We strive to be respectful and responsible stewards of the land and to support initiatives that uplift and empower indigenous voices.
How to Take Action
Supporting land back and other indigenous movements involves a commitment to learning and advocacy. Here are some suggestions for resources and actions you can take:
Advocacy and Action
Donations and Fundraising
Supporting Indigenous Organizations
- Womxn From The Mountain: A Womxn-led Indigenous Non-Profit working to clean and protect our communities and our Biosphere.
- Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC): DIFRC provides culturally responsive services to Native American families in the Denver area, with a focus on child welfare, family stability, and community support.
- Native American Rights Fund (NARF): A nonprofit legal organization committed to defending the rights of Native American tribes, organizations, and individuals.
- Denver American Indian Commission: This commission works to enhance the quality of life for American Indian residents of Denver through advocacy, outreach, and collaboration.
- Four Winds American Indian Council: Four Winds AIC focuses on cultural education, spiritual growth, and community building for the urban American Indian population.
- National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC): Addresses violence against Native women and advocates for policy changes to protect them.
- First Nations Development Institute: Supports economic development and self-sufficiency in Native American communities.
- Ute Mountain Ute Tribe : The official website of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe provides information about their history, culture, government, and initiatives.
- Colorado Indigenous Action and Resource Guide