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Land & Labor Acknowledgements: Home

An introduction to land and labor acknowledgements, their purpose, and examples

Introduction

This guide serves as an introduction to the concepts and practices of Land and Labor Acknowledgements. Toggle between headings to learn about the following:

  • What these acknowledgements are 
  • The importance of these acknowledgements
  • Why they are practiced
  • How you can incorporate these practices
  • Examples of such acknowledgements
  • Resources to learn more about the histories of the land, people, relationships, and systems of oppression in our region and how they impact our present-day contexts 

 

WPI Land Acknowledgement 

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. 

WPI Land Acknowledgement

 

Aerial View of WPI Campus
 
Aerial View of WPI Campus From WPI Canto

 


We welcome questions, suggestions, and feedback regarding the information covered in this guide.

Email library@wpi.edu to share your thoughts with us.

 

Purpose

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.

- From A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment and Native American and Indigenous Initiatives: Land Acknowledgement

Contact Us

We welcome questions, suggestions, and feedback regarding the information covered in this guide.

Email library@wpi.edu to share your thoughts with us.