We live and work on stolen land.
World Muse acknowledges that we are settlers on the traditional homelands of the Confederation of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute Native American Tribes.
We are all treaty signers, and are thus responsible and accountable for the historical and present day violence that Indigenous people face. Until action is taken to identify and empower Indigenous people, until accurate history is taught, and until land-based justice is carried out, a land acknowledgement statement feels mostly empty and alienating. World Muse has committed to making annual reparations to the Warm Springs Tribal Council as a small but necessary action. We invite you to learn more about whose land we reside on and find ways to take action.
“To acknowledge the three tribes through the Treaty of 1855, time immemorial; historic and continued cultural and traditional use, travel ways for trade and gathering of food resources, socialization and celebration; from where we are, to the south on the Klamath Trail, over the Cascades in various trails and to the great Columbia River and beyond. We have four land designations. Our reservation is 643,000 acres, ceded lands are 10 million acres and our usual and accustomed lands include west to the mouth of the Columbia River and south within the Willamette Valley crossing over the Cascades south of the Clackamas River. Because we are a Confederation of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute, we also have a 4th land designation: Aboriginal Territory, encompassing, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah including parts of Arizona due to the Numu speakers of the Paiute Tribe.”
~ Brigette McConville,
Vice-Chairwoman of our Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council