Fall Colors and Highlights
The State of Michigan occupies the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabek – Three Fires Confederacy, of the Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Bode’wadmi (Potawatomi). We recognize the historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, and those who were forcibly removed from their homelands. We further recognize the ongoing relationship of, dependence upon, and respect for, all living beings of earth, sky and water. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history and experience.