Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Land Acknowledgement

Official Loyola University Chicago 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. 

FCIP Land Acknowledgement

Resources for FCIP Land Acknowledgement

Native Peoples in Chicago

"Indigenous Tribes of Chicago” at The American Library Association (ala.org) 

"'We're Still Here’: Chicago's Native American Community” by Daniel Hautzinger at wttw.com 

American Indian Center (AIC), Chicago 

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.  

1816 Treaty with Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi  

1829 Treaty with Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi

1833 Treaty of Chicago


Tribal Nations Map 

Map of Native Lands from Native Lands Digital 

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service, Federal and Indian Lands and Land Cessions Viewer

Books and Articles 

The Alliance of the Three Fires in Trade and War, 1630-1812" by Donald L. Fixico 

"22 Books by Indigenous Writers to Read Right Now” by Amy Brady at The Chicago Review of Books