Land Acknowledgment

We recognize that the Disability Cultural Center, housed in UIC’s Behavioral Sciences Building, inhabits spaces built on the occupied original homelands of the Council of Three Fires: The Ojibwe, Potowamini, Odowa Nations; and other Nations such as the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Miami, and many other Indigenous Peoples. This Center, within an academic institution, must work towards a relationship of support and healing with Native communities. We honor those who call this land home.

Disability Justice must include dismantling Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and Ableism.

 

Connecting with the UIC Native Community:

UIC Native American Support Program

UIC Native American and Indigenous Student Organization – NAISO

Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative

Chi-Nations Youth Counsel – CNYC