This page provide additional details to accompany the land acknowledgement presented at the opening of the 2020 Southwest Symposium Conference based on the Arizona State University statement from the office of the President.

To see the full statement to tribes and land recognition from ASU President Michael Crow click here.

To learn more about the histories of the Sonoran desert and the Phoenix Basin and the traditional lands of the indigenous people who live here see the following links:

Gila River Indian Community – Akimel O’odham-Pee Posh: Our Community Our Future

Gila River Indian Community History

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community History

For more information see the Land Reparations and Indigenous Solidaridy Toolkit from Resource Generation.