Posted on November 4, 2020

Chicago Blackhawks to Read Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Before Each Home Game

Justine Coleman, The Hill, November 1, 2020

The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Sunday the team plans to open its home games and other events by reading an Indigenous land acknowledgment.

The hockey team committed on the first day of Native American Heritage Month to making a land acknowledgement, or “a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.”

In a statement, the Blackhawks said they “acknowledge that the team, its foundation, and the spaces we maintain, work, and complete within, stand upon the traditional homelands of the Miami, Sauk, Fox, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi Nations.”


The Chicago Blackhawks announced earlier this year that it would not change its name despite the requests amid the protests over racial injustice. {snip}