Native Land and Peoples Acknowledgment

On October 3, 2022, the Burien City Council adopted the following Native land and peoples acknowledgment to be read aloud at the beginning of each meeting.

"We begin by honoring and acknowledging that this meeting is taking place on the ancestral lands and waters of the many Coast Salish tribal peoples who have—since time immemorial—protected and been in relationship with the Salish Sea and these precious lands we know as Burien and our home.

As a government agency that is occupying Indigenous lands, it is important that we remember the history of our area, and to work towards fixing the injustices that persist. We acknowledge our region’s tribal citizens, their descendants, and their ancestors and we honor their invaluable contributions to this region’s community’s identity, economy, history, culture, and future."

Updated October 10, 2022