Updated: Jul 21
The Utah Wild primarily operates on the ancestral lands of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Goshute Indian Tribe, Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, Ute Indian Tribe, and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (land colonially known as the Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley).
This acknowledgement honors the indigenous communities that stewarded this land for centuries and respects the enduring connection to their homelands. It is our commitment to share the area's history and to actively counter the white settler-dominated narrative of discovery. As settlers imposed their culture on the so-called Salt Lake and Utah Valleys, we lost many of the native names and stories of the land. It is our commitment to partner with indigenous communities to tell these narratives and showcase the significance of the land to these communities once more. This land acknowledgement is one of the ways in which we work to educate our communities about this land and our relationships with it and each other.
*Note: This acknowledgement is subject to edits. Thank you to the Seven Canyons Trust, from whom this acknowledgement was adapted.