Museum Adopts Land Acknowledgement Statement

On December 2nd, the Moab Museum Board of Trustees voted to adopt the following land acknowledgement statement:

We acknowledge the land we currently identify as the Moab Valley to be the traditional and ancestral lands of bands of the Nuutsui (Ute) and clans of Ancestral Pueblo People. We pay our respects to all their elders, past and present, and choose to honor and acknowledge the original stewards of this land in hopes of building mutual respect and understanding across all cultures – those that reside here and those that pass through here today and in the future. The Moab Museum intends to foster a mutual understanding among and between cultures to produce stronger and more effective civic interactions among citizens of, and travelers across, the Colorado Plateau.

This statement will be displayed in the Museum and incorporated into our website and programming.