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Nov. 24, 2020

Acknowledging the Land Upon Which Camp Cooper Resides

“The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, an outreach program of the University of Arizona, sits on the traditional homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui, who have stewarded this land from time immemorial. Aligning with Cooper Center’s and the University’s core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility for us to recognize, represent, and acknowledge the ancestors, people, culture, and history our community resides on.”

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Sara Mae Williams, ITEP Teacher Candidate Featured on MSNBC

Saturday morning of October 17th, in Sasabe, AZ, Tohono O’odham Nation members, Sara Mae Williams and April Ignacia shared their voice in a 6-person voter panel interviewed by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi. Sara Mae and April we were joined by four other Pima County residents. Click to see video.

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Native American Heritage: Acknowledging Our Lands

This land acknowledgment was read by ITEP Teacher Candidate and Miss Indian Arizona 2020-21, Amy Spotted Wolf. It was written by the University of Arizona Tohono O'odham Student Association.

AIA University of Arizona Land Acknowledgement