The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan covers the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an area of roughly 16,377 square miles. Headquartered in Marquette, it reaches from Copper Harbor in the far north in Menominee in the south, and from Ironwood in the west to Drummond Island in the east.
We acknowledge the sacred land where we work, live, teach, learn, and build community. This land is the territory of the Anishinaabe people. We recognize the repeated violations of sovereignty, territory, and water perpetrated by European and other settlers that have impacted the original inhabitants of this land. We extend our respect to citizens of these First Nations People who live here and their ancestors who have lived here for over five hundred generations, and to all Indigenous people. We also know that this acknowledgement is insufficient. It does not undo the harm that has been done and continues to be perpetrated now against Indigenous people, their land, air and water.