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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Land Acknowledgement

Pikes Peak is home to multiple Native tribes and is considered a sacred mountain to many.  At least 48 federally recognized tribes have deep connections to the Colorado landscape and continue to foster their relationships with this land. These tribes include, but are not limited to, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Comanche Nation, the Pawnee Nation, the Kiowa Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.  We recognize and honor these indigenous peoples as the original inhabitants and stewards of this land while we also acknowledge their present and future relationships to this place.  

What is a Land Acknowledgment?

A land acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.