On February 22, 2022 the Ellensburg City Council adopted Resolution No. 2022-8 adopting a land acknowledgement statement for the City of Ellensburg.
Community members are welcome to use the land acknowledgment statement when acknowledging the land in the City of Ellensburg. Anyone who is using the statement should be thoughtful in its use and have a tie to why it is being used.
Land Acknowledgment Statement
The City of Ellensburg is located on the historic home of the K’ti’tas and Pshwánapam bands of Indigenous people. Today, these bands are part of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, a federally-recognized Native Nation constituted under the Treaty with the Yakamas of 1855. The Indigenous stewards of this land practiced a subsistence lifestyle through fishing, hunting, and gathering since time immemorial and remain committed stewards of this land, cherishing it, protecting it and using it, as instructed by their elders through generations, and actively practicing the traditions and culture as neighbors in the Ellensburg community.