Land Acknowledgement

Our campuses are either situated within the present-day borders of what is now Washington State or have ancestral territories that fall within the state’s boundaries. Indigenous stewardship for and connection to this land traces back through countless generations.

The WSU English Department acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native peoples who have lived in this region from time immemorial. The WSU Pullman campus resides on the homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. WSU Vancouver occupies the traditional homelands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Peoples of the Lower Columbia Valley. WSU Everett occupies the traditional homelands of the Tulalip Tribes. WSU Tri-Cities occupies the homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation as well as the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. WSU Spokane rests on the homelands of the Spokane Tribe.