Land and First People Recognition
As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, Humble Oak acknowledges the Native lands on which we gather, work, and play and all of the people who have called this land their home. This includes the Menominee, HoChunk, and Potowatami People. We recognize that for thousands of years Indigenous People have lived here and as evidence have left behind their dead, buried in mounds throughout the area, as well as a network of trails, some of which still exist in their original form. They continued to live here until the US Government’s Indian Removal Act of 1830, when they were forced to move west of the Mississippi River. These statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. We, therefore, commit to move beyond words into study, programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and honor the multi-cultural traditions of the land, the history of the Native People, and those who continue to maintain and shape these traditions today.