This guide serves as an introduction to the concepts and practices of Land and Labor Acknowledgements. Toggle between headings to learn about the following:
WPI acknowledges the painful history of genocide in the U.S. for native and indigenous peoples. As a public statement that honors the indigenous people as native inhabits on this land, WPI honors and respects the many and diverse tribal nations who were forcefully removed from their sacred lands.
WPI would like to recognize the people of the Chaubunagungamaug and Hassanamisco Nipmuc Tribe as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We take this moment to honor their elders, past, present, and emerging. WPI strongly advocates for higher education professionals to honor the land, the original tribal occupants, and the history of where they are located.
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Land and labor acknowledgements help us to recognize the longstanding history that has brought us to live and work on the land where we are now and understand our place in that history.