Native & Indigenous Peoples Resources

At the College for Creative Studies, students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and walks of life are welcomed. We value the rich diversity amongst our community members and work collectively to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all CCS community members to grow, thrive, and learn.  We are committed to supporting our Native & Indigenous community in the best way we can and continue to make strides toward advancing a safe and inclusive college environment. 

 

We must acknowledge the land we are currently occupying. The CCS Land Acknowledgement Statement is as follows:

The College for Creative Studies respectfully acknowledges that we are on the traditional, contemporary, and ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe – Council of Three Fires: the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Odawa/Ottawa, and Potawatomi/Bodéwadmi along with their neighbors the Seneca, Delaware, Fox, Shawnee, Loups, Miami and Wyandot who maintained, and continue to preserve lifeways along Detroit’s river banks and throughout the Great Lakes region. Through signing the Treaty of Detroit in 1807, Anishinaabek tribes ceded the land now occupied by the city we stand on.  We recognize Michigan is home to 12 federally recognized tribes who continue to steward this land, in remembrance of their ancestors and thinking of future generations.

Below are some resources geared towards Native & Indigenous people within the CCS community.

CCS Resources 

Native & Indigenous Peoples Resource Guide

The Native & Indigenous Peoples Resource Guide provides resources that focus on the true history of Native/Indigenous people, their stories, allyship, and advocacy. Recognizing CCS’ diverse community, it is vitally important to educate oneself and continue to create tangible steps to support a safe and inclusive campus.

 

What is the correct way to address Indigenous Peoples?

  • Though previously mentioned terms are acceptable in certain spaces, the consensus, however, is that whenever possible, Native people prefer to be called by their specific tribal name. In the United States, Native American has been widely used but is falling out of favor with some groups, and the terms American Indian or indigenous American are preferred by many Native people.
  • Source – Frequently Asked Questions | Native Knowledge 360° – Interactive Teaching Resources

 

Note – Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other resources available.

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