Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The American Craft Council is broadcasting Baltimore 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 Baltimore area, we also acknowledge that this project is rooted in the unceded, traditional territories of the Piscataway, Susquehannock, and Nanticoke peoples, as well as the contemporary home to a living community of Lumbee people.

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.