Land Acknowledgement Statement

This is a call for all of us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit.

-Emily Green

I wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities who lived and took stewardship of this land. I recognize that the walls that I inhabit to conduct business are built on the Indigenous homelands and resources of the Seminole, Miccosukee, and Tocobaga people.

I acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from their territory, and I honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous people still connected to this land on which I live.

This statement is based on one created by USF Saint Petersburg with input from the Seminole tribe of Florida. I invite you to learn more about the Seminole, Tocobaga, and Miccosukee nations.

More information can be found at the links below:

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Miccosukee Tribe of Florida

The Indigenous Communities of the Tampa Bay Area