We acknowledge that the land where we work today in Boulder County is within the territory of the Hinóno'éí (Arapaho) people. We honor Chief Left Hand (Nawath), leader of the last Hinóno'éí band to spend their winters in the Boulder Valley. Many Hinóno'éí people were massacred by the US Cavalry at Sand Creek, Colorado, in 1864.  The survivors were forced out of Colorado to reservations in Wyoming and Oklahoma, where most Hinóno'éí live today.

We recognize that the university sits upon land within the territories of the Ute and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 contemporary tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado. In our daily lives, let us honor and respect that the Boulder Valley is home to the Hinóno'éí people and to many other tribes that also camped, hunted, and traded here for centuries. Native people of many Indigenous nations live here today.

Published as a section of the ICS Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Statements.