Under the Umbrella is on Goshute, Shoshone, Paiute, and Ute land
Under the Umbrella sits on the occupied, unceded homelands of the Goshute, Shoshone, Paiute, and Ute peoples. We recognize them as the traditional stewards of this land, and we honor their enduring relationship with it. We also recognize the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this land—and that colonization is an ongoing process and that their lands are still occupied. As we benefit from this land now, we seek to give back to it as well.
Why a land acknowledgment?
Public recognition of this land's history validates and celebrates the people and cultures that came before the present-day residents. We acknowledge this history to cultivate respect for and advocate with our Indigenous communities still connected to this land. We refuse to be part of suppressing or forgetting the genocidal history of so-called "America."
We also recognize that a land acknowledgment is simply a first step, and colonization is not limited to the land.
If you are an Indigenous artist interested in working with us to create a physical land acknowledgment in the store, please reach out! We'd love to work with (and pay) you.
What You Can Do
Support the Utah Diné Bikéyah, which works to preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral lands in Utah.
Support the SLC Air Protectors, who work to protect the natural environment, improve air quality, and support the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples to be stewards of the land.
Learn more about whose land you are on.