We weren’t the first people here, at what is now Alameda and Monaco, in the heart of Lowry, in the county and city of Denver, in the state of Colorado. Looking at Native-Land.ca, you can see that this was Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute (Nuu-agha-tuvu-pu), Sioux (Oceti Sakowin) territory. The Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851 and 1861) and Cession 426 promised friendship, but resulted in displacing the people and taking their land. We are conscious of, and saddened by the history of oppression that resulted in our being on this land today. We honor all the indigenous people to whom this was sacred land. We will strive to support the many beings we encounter here - the birds, animals, trees, grasses - and to bring forward our responsibility today to treat all, human and more-than-human, with care and justice.