ETHNIC CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE EXCHANGE

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Rialto Beach at Olympic National Park, Washington.

EchoX acknowledges that we live, work and gather on Indigenous land.

EchoX is based in the traditional territory of our Lushootseed speaking Coast Salish relatives, the Duwamish (dxʷdəwʔabš), in land that touches the shared ancestral waters of the Suquamish (dxʷsəq̓ʷəb), Tulalip (dxʷliləp), and Muckleshoot (bǝqǝlšuɫ) nations.  We honor these shared lands and waters with gratitude and give thanks to the many Indigenous communities who have been caretakers of the greater Pacific Northwest region since time immemorial.

 

EchoX HOME OFFICE

Seattle, the location of our home office, named after Chief Si’ahl is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity.  It has a layered history long before colonization back to Indigenous communities which have been here since time immemorial.  EchoX recognizes our Coast Salish relatives as the original and current caregivers of these ancestral lands and waters. Beyond that we recognize the territories and respect the sovereignty of Indigenous people across the Pacific Northwest where we do our work. Our responsibility is to remember our shared histories, our obligations made through treaties, and align our actions with the seven generations in mind. We want our community to learn from the past and recognize each other’s present so that we can live together and forge a more sustainable future.   

 

BEYOND WORDS

EchoX will implement, over time, various initiatives to honor our region’s Indigenous communities in the years to come. ​ Our beginning starts with highlighting Indigenous communities through:

  • Our Voices section has brought and will continue to bring attention to the good work currently being done. You can read some of these pieces by visiting https://echox.org/voices;
  • A map of Indigenous organizations in the EchoX Directory (see below);
  • A guide to Land Acknowledgments (see below); and
  • Answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” with links for further understanding (coming soon).