We recognize that a land acknowledgment itself is a small gesture. Although small, it serves as a reminder for a rise in consciousness and purposeful shedding of intentional and ignorant blindness. This land has a long standing history and traumas that accompany it. In our own navigation of our place in this history, we strive day by day to be stewards of this land, and to continue to further our relationship to this land and our participation as inhabitants. We give thanks and have deep respect for those peoples who have connected with this land with which we are connecting now. Acknowledging our history brings important context. We are a small and significant blink in time. What we do with this land and how our practices affect the delicate biotic and abiotic parts of the ecosystem’s balance, are significant for the now, and for the future.