On Colonized Land

Silk Road Cultural Center is housed on land that Indigenous communities had named Shekaakwa and that is known today colonially as Chicago.

We respectfully recognize the Potawatomi, Miami, Peoria, Sioux, and Kickapoo Nations, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations, the land that we call home and on which we create art. We acknowledge that we are on occupied land that was forcibly taken from its original custodians. And we affirm that while we cannot change history, we can work for justice, and that justice begins with recognition and acknowledgment.

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