Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Land Acknowledgement

Western Illinois University-Macomb is located on the ancestral lands of the Illinois (Inoca) Indigenous people.

The Inoca were a tribe within the Peoria tribe, which was one of the five main tribes of the Illinois Confederation. There were 12 to 13 tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley. Tribes occupied an area reaching from Lake Michicigao (Michigan) to Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas.

The five main tribes were the Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Peoria, and Tamaro.

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Contact Information:

Sterling Saddler:

Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion

Phone: (702) 499-1589
Email: diversity@wiu.edu