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We acknowledge that the land that the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is located on was once territory to local tribes where they hunted, fished, gathered, and took care of the land. We honor and respect the ancestral homelands of each of the Native American nations, along with their sacred spiritual connection to the land and water.
We are located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe’onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga’iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka’aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).
Many of the landscapes and cities in the Keweenaw owe their names to Native American languages. For example, “Keweenaw” is said to come from a Native American term for portage — the act of carrying or transporting (e.g. by boat from one navigable body of water to another),
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