Acknowledgement + Reparations

As outdoor educators, we recognize that many of the systems within which our work is nested are built on stolen land and or stolen labor of Black people, Indigenous people, Latinx people, Asian ​people, and other people of color, and we are committed to the work of repair.

Land and Responsibility:

The Primitive Pursuits team recognizes that the land where we live and work exists within the territory of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga Nation). We acknowledge the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy for their enduring stewardship of this place throughout the centuries and still today. We recognize a responsibility to learn about this history while also educating newer generations about how to live in good relation to the earth and with our neighbors. This learning and relationship building is ongoing and we welcome guidance and feedback along the way.

As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, our organization commits to open all public events and gatherings with a statement acknowledging the traditional Native lands on which we stand. Such statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. We, therefore, commit to moving beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and cultural equity.

More on honoring Native Lands and making a pledge at

This page is a work in progress.

In service to our goal of approaching Decolonization from a healing perspective, we are actively reallocating funds to support reparations. If you are interested in hearing about current initiatives or if you would like to work on this with us, please reach out, we would love to connect with you.

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