Land Acknowledgement

The Salish Cultural Council created the language, "The University of Montana would like to acknowledge that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish land and Kalispel people, and express the university's appreciation of that,"  in 2016. Dean DeLuca of the W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation agreed to make the statement on the college website and at any public addresses made by the Dean or Associate Dean. The DAC (Diversity Advisory Council) encourages ongoing practice given the positive responses to the acknowledgement at commencement and other venues. Photos of Salish teepees on the land the University of Montana now occupies are available via the Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections, which provide a visual representation of the verbal statement.

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