Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Land Acknowledgement

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese acknowledges that we are living, working, and studying on the Indigenous lands of Turtle Island, an ancestral name for what now is called North America. We recognize and give thanks to the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas.

In recognition of the ongoing and cumulative challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in Central Texas and globally, Spanish and Portuguese is committed to:

  • Actively recruiting and materially supporting Native American and Indigenous students, who currently comprise fewer than 0.2% of UT Austin’s student body.
  • Fostering an ethics and practice of engaged scholarship, with and for Indigenous peoples and communities, locally and internationally.

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