Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Land Acknowledgement
The Loyola University Chicago community acknowledges its location on the ancestral homelands of the Council of the Three Fires (the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi tribes) and a place of trade with other tribes, including the Ho-Chunk, Miami, Menominee, Sauk, and Meskwaki. We recognize that descendants of these and other North American tribes continue to live and work on this land with us. We recognize the tragic legacy of colonization, genocide, and oppression that still impacts Native American lives today. As a Jesuit university, we affirm our commitment to issues of social responsibility and justice. We further recognize our responsibility to understand, teach, and respect the past and present realities of local Native Americans and their continued connection to this land.
Resources for FCIP Land Acknowledgement
Native Peoples in Chicago
"'We're Still Here’: Chicago's Native American Community” by Daniel Hautzinger at wttw.com
Treaties and Cessations
Indian Land Cessations in the United States compiled by Charles C. Royce
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties Volume 2 compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler.
Books and Articles
“The Alliance of the Three Fires in Trade and War, 1630-1812" by Donald L. Fixico