Land Acknowledgement

The Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Osage nation, including the Missouria, Illinois Confederacy, Iowa, and many other tribes as the custodians of the land where we reside, occupy, and call home. We recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded after unjust removal. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm and support Tribal sovereignty, history and experiences by elders past, present, and seven generations yet to come through their continued connection to this land. To honor this acknowledgement, we at the Siteman Cancer Center are committed to addressing cancer health disparities born of a history of colonialism, lack of access to health care, as well as other structural and social determinants of cancer health disparities. We commit to research that is respectful, inclusive, and attentive to equity, as well as cancer educational materials and care that are culturally appropriate and seek to promote cancer health equity. We encourage your own research on tribal removal, tribal sovereignty, and the history of the land upon which you reside.

Acknowledgements for Your Events and Presentations

View sample land acknowledgements to use in your presentations HERE.

Need More Information?

Visit the Buder Center for American Indian Studies and the Brown School at WashU native land acknowledgement resource pages.