We acknowledge that the Moses Lake School District is encompassed by the historical homeland of the škwáxčənəxʷ people (Moses-Columbia or Sinkiuse) of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. These lands were once a major trading center for the tribes of the Columbia Plateau. The Moses-Columbia shared this place by welcoming other area tribes through their relations, history, trade, and ceremony. We also want to acknowledge that the land holds the spirit of the people, through its knowledge, culture, and landmarks since time immemorial.
As we work in unison making decisions for the future, we do so with one heart, one mind, and one spirit. We are grateful to be on the traditional territory of the Colville Tribes. We recognize the injustices that forever changed the lives of Chief Moses, his people, and their descendants.
We move forward with the opportunity to learn more about the land, history, and relationships with tribes in the traditional territories of the Colville Tribes. We will remember the history of the Moses- Columbia people and remember that they were and remain hardy and resilient people deserving of our honor and respect.