Land Acknowledgement

What we now call Portland, OR and Multnomah County were the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today, people from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, as well as the Chinook Tribe in Washington State.

Indigenous people are alive and well. Don’t talk about them like historical artifacts at the natural history museum. Land acknowledgements are dicey – they leave so much out. Do you feel some type of way about the land you are occupying? Good, you probably should. Investigate the original inhabitants and stewards of the lands you are on; then give to their causes, to their sovereignty and liberation.

Scrapberry Farm is on unceded Wapato land. It is by the grace of those ancestors that we farm their land and to them we extend our gratitude.