At Rose Haven, we know the importance of acknowledgment and actively participating in bringing awareness to the indigenous peoples of these lands.
With that said, we would like to acknowledge and appreciate the land and its people to which we sit and occupy. Rose Haven sits on the original village sites of the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Cowlitz, Clackamas, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and many other tribes who made their home along the Columbia River.
The United States was built on broken treaties. The lasting effects of federal and state policies, both past and present, have put Indigenous people at a disadvantage for hundreds of years. It is on all of us, whether we are descendants of colonizers or inhabitants of stolen land, to re-educate ourselves and each other.
We want to bring awareness to indigenous women and their strength and bravery. Indigenous women are playing a pivotal role in society and their impact is unquestionable. However, due to colonialism, discrimination, and dehumanization, they have not always been recognized for their efforts. When we reflect on indigenous women’s contributions and sacrifices, it’s clear that they have been instrumental in shaping the world we live in today.