The following statement is read before meetings of the Executive Board meetings of AFT 1789:
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Coast Salish Duwamish people, past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and pay our respects to the Coast Salish Duwamish people. Land acknowledgment is a traditional custom dating back centuries for many Native communities and nations. We express our respect and honor the Indigenous peoples of the land on which we work and live.