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Land Acknowledgement

Fayette County Public Schools respectfully acknowledges that we learn and work together on campuses and in facilities that sit upon the traditional territory and lands of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.

What does this mean?

A land acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes, honors, and respects Indigenous Peoples and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

Why is this important? 

Recognizing the land on which we currently reside is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to the Indigenous Peoples who have been living, learning, and working here for innumerable generations. It is an important first step in understanding our place in history and sustains long-standing Indigenous traditions.

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