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Land Acknowledgement

Chicago is part of the traditional homelands of the Council ofthe Three Fires: the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi nations. Many other tribes—such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Sac, andFox—also called this area home. Located at the intersection of several great waterways, the land naturally became a site of travel and healing for many tribes. Today, Chicago is still a placethat calls people from diverse backgrounds to live and gather. American Indians continue to live in the region, and Chicagois home to the country’s third-largest urban American Indian community, which still practices its heritage and traditions,including care for the land and waterways. Despite the numer-ous changes the city has experienced, its American Indian and architecture communities both see the importance of the landand of this place, which has always been hospitable to many different backgrounds and perspectives.

American Indian Center of Chicago