Land Acknowledgement

The Lied Center of Kansas at the University of Kansas resides on the ancestral territory of the Kaw, Osage, and Shawnee peoples. It is our responsibility to acknowledge the peoples of these lands, the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations and the histories of dispossession. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of the four federally recognized tribes of Kansas, the Prairie Band Potawatomie, the Kickapoo in Kansas, the Sac and Fox of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. This acknowledgment has compelled us to work closely in support of our First Nations Student Association providing support for their annual Powwow, assist in the creation and ongoing work of the Indigenous Cultures Festival and partner with the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission on the Indigenous Arts Initiative.