Posted on October 29, 2020

A Pledge to Remember That Denver Sits on Stolen Land Will Now Follow the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ at City Council Meetings

David Sachs, Denverite, October 26, 2020

Each week, the Denver City Council asks everyone in attendance to pledge their loyalty to “one nation under God,” a place also known as the United States. Now they’ll remind everyone that the United States, Denver included, was home first to the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapaho people.

{snip} It goes a little something like this:

“The Denver City Council honors and acknowledges that the land on which we reside is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples. {snip}

“{snip} We also recognize that government, academic and cultural institutions were founded upon and continue to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples.”