Solid Ground operates on the unceded traditional lands of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish Tribe (Dkhw Duw’Absh). We honor their history and stewardship of this land, and their ongoing presence and leadership in our communities.
Genocide and forced removal from their land is a past and ongoing hardship. Indigenous people of the Northwest were never justly compensated for their land, resources, and livelihoods. While we can never replace what has been stolen, we act in the spirit of reparations.
Solid Ground works in coalition with Indigenous organizations for social justice. We also educate our team about Indigenous communities and people, and we encourage our partners, donors, and other stakeholders to join us.
Resources for Deeper Engagement
Seattle, King County, and Washington State Indigenous-led organizations
- Chief Seattle Club
- Community Support and Justice: Indigenous/First Nations People (Seattle Central College)
- Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
- Duwamish Tribe
- Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
- Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
- Na’ah Illahee Fund
- Native Community Crisis Response Fund
- Northwest Indian Housing Association
- Real Rent Duwamish
- Seattle Indian Center
- Seattle Indian Health Board
- United Indians of All Tribes
- Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Native-Land.ca was started in early 2015 in British Columbia to help people get interested and engaged in acknowledging and honoring Indigenous Nations of colonial states. It encourages both Native and non-Native people to remember that there was once a vast land of autonomous Native peoples, who called the land by many different names according to their languages and geography.
Land Acknowledgement Videos
Two young adult children of Solid Ground staff members graciously gave land acknowledgements at Solid Ground’s November 2020 Virtual All Staff Meeting.