Every community owes its existence and vitality to generations from around the world who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy to making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to leave their distant homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted.
Wenatchee Valley College Foundation respectfully acknowledges that the campus resides on traditional, ancestral territories. Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth. The WVC Wenatchee campus is on the ancestral lands of the 12 bands of the Colville Confederated Tribes specifically the lands of the Wenatchi, Entiat, Chelan and Yakama peoples.
We pay respects to their elders past and present and recognize the many legacies, inspiring and challenging, that bring us together today and every day.
Adapted from the U.S. Department of Art and Culture