Land Acknowledgment

Land Acknowledgment

Sahale Outdoors recognizes that our base, trips and programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of Tribes, Bands, and First Nations peoples who managed, cared for, and protected the mountains, rivers, forests, and coastlines we now call the state of Washington. We are grateful for the continued work of these people groups to restore the land and honor their history and culture. We acknowledge that the history of settling and colonizing this land includes violence, displacement, disease, threat, dishonesty, and theft.

As a first step in honoring their relationship with these lands, this Land Acknowledgement lists the people groups who historically have lived in each of the locations our trips occur in, along with resources for additional information. You can find more information about the indigenous people of each area on the specific trip pages.

Our trips include education on the history and culture of the original residents of the lands, and our Leave No Trace and backcountry etiquette training, teaching, and practices reflect our commitment to honoring, respecting, and preserving the land we recreate on to the best of our knowledge and understanding.

We are committed to consistently learning, educating, and re-assessing ourselves, our programs, and our understanding in order to better reflect our honor and gratitude for the native communities that have inhabited these lands since time immemorial.

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