A land acknowledgment statement, as the one above, acknowledges the lands where we currently play, work, and live are the traditional homelands of Indigenous communities. It is more than an acknowledgment of the land though; it is offered and received from a place of respect, awareness, and reflection. Land acknowledgment is a foundational step in a process of recognizing, learning, and honoring the history and culture of Indigenous peoples including the actions and practices of non-Indigenous peoples that had significant adverse and lasting impacts on Indigenous communities.