The PRSA Alaska Chapter Board of Directors proudly adopted a Land Acknowledgment statement on Aug. 5, 2022. After many months of collaboration with community experts and with the support of the membership, the statement reads:
The PRSA Alaska Chapter is made up of members from all over the great state of Alaska. Collectively, we acknowledge the Alaska Native peoples who have lived throughout Alaska since time immemorial. We are thankful for their stewardship, and grateful to live and work on their traditional lands.
Our chapter serves people residing and working on the lands of more than 200 federally recognized tribes. In particular, we acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands of the Dena’ina Athabascan in Southcentral, the Dena’ of the lower Tanana River and the Ch’eno’ Khwt’ana who are of the Lower Tanana Dene peoples.
Our ability to enjoy and benefit from these lands is directly tied to the stewardship of Alaska Native peoples. Their love and care for these lands started generations ago and continues today.
We encourage you to learn the traditional tribe name for the land on which you reside.