The North Sound ACH is committed to an ongoing journey of Tribal and Equity Learning. We have asked every ACH partner to join us in this work to learn about and build relationships with the tribes of the North Sound region, and internally launched that learning journey in 2017. This has expanded to include 60 partner organizations, the Board of Directors and consultants who work with our team. The North Sound ACH adopted a Land Acknowledgement Statement in 2018 to recognize the space that we inhabit and the people who add such richness to its history, and are doing some of the most innovative work in current time.
We acknowledge, with humility, that the land of the North Sound ACH region today is the territory of the People of the Salish Sea. Their presence is imbued in the waterways, shorelines, valleys, and mountains of the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People, since time immemorial.
Children of the Setting Sun Productions (CSSP) is a Native owned and operated 501(c)(3) located in Bellingham, Washington, near the Lummi Nation. CSSP is an Access and Equity Partner of North Sound ACH with common goals of providing and furthering a tribal education learning series for North Sound ACH Partners and staff with a specific focus on Coast Salish tribes and the North Sound region. CSSP is a useful resource for anyone looking for tribal expertise in the development of a land acknowledgment. CSSP has volunteered to provide support to any North Sound ACH Partners who are looking for more guidance during the development or implementation of a land acknowledgment.
Please contact CSSP if your organization is interested in vetting your land acknowledgment through CSSP or have any questions regarding tribal learning. Email Darrell Hillaire or visit https://settingsunproductions.org.