Land Acknowledgement

Recognizing Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) commitments to “Know Justice, Know Peace,” we, McKinley-Thatcher Elementary and the DPS educational community, place our minds and bodies in this space while acknowledging Indigenous relatives who have lived in and cared for this ancient Land from time immemorial. We acknowledge the close relationship that Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute and Natives of other tribal Nations continue to have with the waters, plants, and all moving things that call this Land home. We pledge our respect for those enduring Indigenous connections to the place we now call Colorado.

Acknowledgement that McKinley-Thatcher stands on Sioux, Ute, and Cheyenne lands.