Land Acknowledgement

The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice is located in Chicago, IL, USA.

Chicago is the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Tribes like the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Sac and Fox also called this area home. Located at the intersection of several great waterways, the land naturally became a site of travel and healing for many Tribes. American Indians continue to call this area home and now Chicago is home to the third largest Urban American Indian community that still practices their heritage, traditions and care for the land and waterways. Today, Chicago continues to be a place that calls many people from diverse backgrounds to live and gather here. Despite the many changes the city has experienced, we see the importance of the land and this place that has always been a city home to many diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Text from the American Indian Center of Chicago