Honoring the history and people of the land our offices occupy is a beginning toward building equitable relationships and reconciliation. PAE respects the history and sovereignty of the Tribal Nations of the Pacific Northwest, and the San Francisco Peninsula whose people were subject to unfathomable atrocities, forcibly dispossessed of their homelands, and more. We acknowledge these tribes are still here passing on their cultural heritage and want to share our deepest appreciation and respect to the original caretakers of this land. We aspire to continue the responsibility to be stewards of this one Earth taking care of the environment all around us.
We acknowledge that the PAE Portland/Eugene office is located on lands that have been occupied and stewarded since time immemorial by people from the Bands of Chinook, Clackamas, Cowlitz, Kalapuya, Kathlamet, Multnomah, Molalla, Tualatin, and Wasco. We acknowledge that the PAE San Francisco office sits on the Yelamu territory, the ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula and we further acknowledge the Chochenyo and Muwekma Ohlone. We would like to acknowledge that the Seattle office sits on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle - the Duwamish, as well as the Coast Salish Peoples who have honored the land around the Puget Sound region.
PORTLAND “Leading With Tradition: Native American Community in the Portland Metropolitan Area”
Provided by Portland’s Native American Community Advisory Council
SAN FRANCISCO “Ramaytush Ohlone: Land Acknowledgment Statements”
SEATTLE “Duwamish Tribe: How to Make a Land Acknowledgment”