Arctic Dawn

Land Acknowledgement

for Arctic Dawn Massage & Wellness in Anchorage, Alaska


We respectfully acknowledge that our massage and wellness business operates on the traditional lands of the Dena'ina Athabascan people, who have stewarded this land for thousands of years. Anchorage, Alaska, holds deep historical and cultural significance as the ancestral homeland of the Dena'ina people.

The Dena'ina people have a vibrant history deeply intertwined with this land. They have sustained their way of life, relying on the bountiful resources of the land, rivers, and surrounding areas for sustenance, cultural practices, and spiritual connection. Their traditional knowledge, values, and traditions have shaped and continue to influence this region.

We humbly recognize and honor the enduring presence, resilience, and wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of this region. We acknowledge the importance of centering Indigenous voices, promoting cultural awareness, and fostering a deep respect for the land and its original caretakers.

As we offer our services in this space, we commit to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects and appreciates the Indigenous peoples of this land. We strive to build meaningful relationships and partnerships with the Dena'ina community, learning from their wisdom and incorporating their cultural values into our practices.

By acknowledging the historical and ongoing presence of the Dena'ina people, we aim to promote reconciliation, understanding, and a shared commitment to preserving Indigenous heritage and rights.

Together, let us honor the land, its original inhabitants, and the shared journey toward a more inclusive and equitable future.