Land Acknowledgment

The lands and waters of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have been home to Indigenous people for over 10,000 years. In the most recent millennium, over a dozen Tribes have considered this region a part of their traditional (ancestral) homelands. This includes, but is not limited to, several Tribes and bands of Shoshone, Apsáalooke/Crow, Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute Nations, as well as the Bannock, Gros Ventre, Kootenai, Lakota, Lemhi, Little Shell, Nakoda, Nez Perce, Niitsitapi/Blackfeet, Pend d’Oreille, and Salish. We pay respect to them and to other Indigenous peoples with strong cultural, spiritual, and contemporary ties to this land. We are indebted to their stewardship. We recognize and support Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and those with cultural and spiritual connections to these Homelands.

bison at sunset

Bison at sunset. Photo courtesy of Scott Bischke.