During Indigenous Heritage Month we will be highlighting the original peoples of Berwyn.
The original keepers of the land we now call Berwyn include:
The Ojibwa, Odawa, & Potawatomi peoples, otherwise known as the Council of Three Fires.
There were also many nations in the land we call Illinois. Some of these peoples include:
The Sauk and Fox, Kaskasia, Kickapoo, Sioux, Peoria, Piankashaw, Wea, Miami, Mascoutin, Mesquaki, Menominee, Chickasaw, and Ho-Chunk people.
Click here for the Berwyn Public Library’s Land Acknowledgment.
What is Land Back?
“Land Back means a lot of different things. But I would say first and foremost, Land Back is very much the literal reclamation of land. And it’s the reclamation of everything stolen from us when we were forcibly removed from the lands.”
– Krystal Two Bulls, Director of NDN Collective’s Land Back Campaign
You may have heard of Land Back, but what is it? Learn more about the Land Back movement and what it means to Indigenous people by following the links below.
Note: These links will take you away from the Berwyn Public Library website.