The Land We Are On

The Modern Macramé studio rests on the unceded lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, Umpqua, Rouge River, Tillamook and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

After signing the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, these Indigenous people were later forcibly removed from their homelands to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Despite this removal, tribal members maintained their connection to their homelands and areas such as Willamette Falls and Table Rocks. We acknowledge the resilience and resistance of these peoples in the face of genocide and persecution. Today, their descendants live as members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

We acknowledge and honor the ancestors and survivors of this land. We recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. We honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants who carry on Tribal traditions for present and future generations.

If you are is interested in crafting your own Land Acknowledgment, check out this resource we used for crafting ours. 

To look up whose land you reside on, use this resource.