INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

United Way of Central New Mexico sits on the traditional, unceded homelands of the Tiwa, Tewa, Diné, and N’de peoples. We recognize that the harms of genocide and colonization are ongoing and know it is our responsibility to work against this historical erasure. Indigenous peoples have deep connections to the land and are the roots of their beautiful communities. We honor the land and those who remain stewards of our human, plant, and animal kin throughout the generations. This acknowledgment only becomes meaningful when combined with accountable relationships and informed actions. It is only a first step. We respect the right to Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and are committed to uplifting Indigenous voices while being better listeners, learners, and partners. 

This land acknowledgment was developed by an internal UWCNM workgroup, including Indigenous staff members, and in consultation with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and other community partners.

What is UWCNM doing to support indigenous people?

Learn about UWCNM's Pueblo partner and new sustainability initiatives

Learn more with these additional resources

This website helps you calculate what your land tax would be if you wished to approach support in this way.  If you are looking for an Indigenous-led organization to support, consider Native-led Resources in NM

Learn about how we are UNITED FOR EQUITY with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices.

Questions? Contact Director of DEI Celia Yapita.