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Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that the events of the Kalamazoo Marathon take place on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabek – the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples – as well as the traditional homelands of the Mascouten and Myaamiaki nations. Further, we recognize and honor the sacred lands of all Indigenous people and their continued presence, supporting and advocating for Indigenous sovereignty, and holding the Kalamazoo running community more accountable to the needs of Indigenous people.