Culture/Customs/Language Acknowledgement of the Agai Dicutta
Land acknowledgment of the traditional inhabitants of Agai Dicutta (Walker River Paiute) is a powerful way of showing respect to the Indigenous people. However, at times, the focus is more on the “land” that we stand on right now, rather than acknowledgement of the culture, customs, and language. Each day, let us acknowledge and recognize the tribal community's knowledge that has been passed down via oral tradition from elders and knowledge keepers to the next generations since time immemorial.
Let us acknowledge that current colonial systems have not done enough to value the knowledge of each of the 28 tribal bands and colonies here in Nevada. Let us honor their knowledge and understand their stories are not myth or superstition, but of ways to live with the land, water, and animals of the Great Basin. No’oko damme bea deepu, moomooatupu, natusooano nanesootuhina. We all pray for mother earth, knowledge keepers (elders), and the traditional medicines of this land. Pesha mu, thank you all.