Northshore Acupuncture Center acknowledges Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the land, and acknowledges the enduring relationship that exists between them and their traditional territories. The land on which we reside is within the territories of the Council of Three Fires, the Potawatomi, Ojibwe and Odawa. This land also served as an important meeting place for Miami, Ho-Chunk, the Menominee, Inoka, Sac, Fox, Peoria and other Tribal nations.
We acknowledge this land was violently taken under settler colonialism through genocidal actions and open warfare, and the great lakes region which has become Illinois and Chicagoland is still currently home to thousands of Indigenous people who are actively struggling for sovereignty, self-determination and justice. We honor those who have come before us as leaders and stewards, by whom the land of Illinois was cared for and protected.
We pay monthly “rent” to the Chi-Nations Youth Council and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as an expression of conciliation knowing that the damage that was done by our ancestors cannot be undone, undermined or diminished.