Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The American Craft Council is broadcasting Atlanta/Southeast Craft Week from its Minneapolis headquarters, residing on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the Dakota people, land ceded in the Treaties of 1837 and 1851. In celebrating the Southeast region, we also acknowledge that this project is rooted in the contemporary homes of living Indigenous communities, as well as the traditional territories of numerous Indigenous peoples who have called this region home throughout history. 

We honor the tribes of the Southeast, listed in alphabetical order below:

Addai Caddo Tribe

Beaver Creek Indians

Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogee

Catawba Indian Nation

Cher-O-Creek Intra Tribal Indians

Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Council

Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama

Cherokees of Southeast Alabama

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb

Clifton Choctaw

Cohaire Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama

Edisto Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina

Four Winds Tribe Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy

Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee

Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw

Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe

Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

Louisiana Choctaw Tribe

Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe

Lumbee Tribe

Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama

Meherrin Nation

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians

Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana

Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation

Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina

Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina

Piqua Shawnee Tribe

Poarch Band of Creeks

Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe

Santee Indian Organization


Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood and Tampa Reservations)

Star Clan of Muscogee Creeks

Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana

United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation

United Houma Nation

Waccamaw Indian People

Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe

Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians

We understand and recognize Land Acknowledgment as a transformative act meant to confront our place on Native Lands and to build mindfulness of our present participation in colonial legacies. At ACC, we affirm our responsibility to amplify Indigenous voices through a renewed commitment to incorporate Indigenous knowledge in our narratives on craft. We stand in solidarity with local Indigenous communities, and we respect local Indigenous protocol.