Land Acknowledgement | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC students walking through Lubbock campus courtyard.

The TTUHSC acknowledges that our university stands, like almost all property in the United States, on lands obtained, generally in unconscionable ways, from indigenous peoples. Land acknowledgements are one way that we can recognize and pay homage to the Indigenous communities.  It is a way to provide awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights. Land acknowledgements may occur at the start of lectures, presentations, and ceremonies.

Below are the territory acknowledgements for each of our campuses:

Abilene Campus
The Abilene campus is on the land of the:

  • Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo)
  • Jumanos 
  • Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche)

Amarillo Campus
The Amarillo campus is on the land of the:

  • Kiowa 
  • Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche)

Dallas Campus
The Dallas campus is on the land of the:

  • Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) 
  • Jumanos 
  • Tawakoni 
  • Wichita

Lubbock Campus
The Lubbock campus is on the land of the:

  • Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche)
  • Mescalero Apache

Midland Campus
The Midland campus is on the land of the:

  • Jumanos 
  • Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche) 
  • Mescalero Apache

Odessa Campus

The Odessa campus is on the land of the:

  • Jumanos 
  • Lipan Apache 
  • Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche) 
  • Mescalero Apache 

You can research any location and learn more at https://native-land.ca/territory-acknowledgement/. Take the time to challenge your thinking and engage in introspection about the bigger meaning.  

Territory acknowledgements are one small part of disrupting and dismantling colonial structures. We encouragae you to also get in touch with local Indigenous nations or organizations to build relationships and support their work.