The American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) respectfully acknowledges the indigenous peoples who populated the land from time immemorial. Our campus is located on the ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe, Mohican, and Cherokee peoples.
The land for our campus was ceded from indigenous peoples in the 1795 Treaty of Greenville. Native Americans had been terrorized, suffered unspeakable violence, and had their land stolen from them. They were then forcibly removed from the land they had cared for through generations. Native Americans continue to suffer from systemic disenfranchisement through government policies and control.
At AIAM, we are committed to helping people from all backgrounds make their lives better through education. We welcome and embrace anyone who desires to pursue a new career and a better economic situation. As we strive to be a force of good in the community, we likewise endeavor to convey a message of respect for the land we occupy and the indigenous peoples who populated it and to acknowledge that the land we benefit from is only ours to use because it was taken from Native Americans.
To learn more about Ohio’s indigenous tribal connections, visit the Ohio History Connection.