On Sunday, the Blackhawks made a formal Land Acknowledgment, recognizing the organization's relationship with Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
The Hawk's Land Acknowledgment read as follows:
The Chicago Blackhawks acknowledge that the team, its foundation, and the spaces we maintain, work and compete within, stand upon the traditional homelands of the Miami, Sauk, Fox, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and the council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. We understand that this land holds immense significance for its original stewards, the Native Nations and the peoples of this region.
We would also like to recognize that our team's namesake, Sauk War Leader Black Hawk, serves as a continuous reminder of our responsibility to the Native American communities we live amongst and draw inspiration from.
The Blackhawks also plan to open home games, public events and other gatherings by acknowledging the traditional Native American inhabitants of the land moving forward.