Land Acknowledgement

Esther Stutzman leads her daughters in a Kalapuya welcome song.

With a desire for collective healing, understanding and partnership, 350 Salem OR has adopted a Land Acknowledgement statement, which is shared at each meeting.

We are gathered on the land of the Santiam Kalapuya peoples. We acknowledge that Oregon was founded on the violent displacement and attempted erasure of Indigenous peoples. We are humbled by the survival of Indigenous peoples in the face of ongoing genocidal threats, and by their capacity to maintain the practice of traditional ways and knowledge even as they engage with contemporary society. We commit ourselves to the process of dismantling the ongoing systems of settler colonialism and commit to actively supporting the movement for Indigenous rights, protection of ancestral lands, and protection of the natural world.

The story of the Santiam Kalapuya is about community, and illuminates an ancient culture that has persevered for centuries. Learn more …

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

Grand Ronde History and Culture

Kalapuyan Tribal History

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and believe silence is no longer an option. We encourage you to support local organizations doing social justice work, including Salem-Keizer NAACPCausaPineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)Black Joy Oregon, and youth-group Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS).