We acknowledge that the land on which we live, work, and learn is the traditional territory of the Lenape people. For thousands of years, the Lenape have lived on this land, sustaining themselves through hunting, fishing, agriculture, and trade. They have a rich cultural heritage, including language, music, dance, and art, and they continue to maintain their traditions and way of life.
We recognize that the Lenape were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands through colonization, displacement, and genocide. Despite this, they have persevered and continue to contribute to their communities and to society as a whole. We honor and respect the Lenape people and their ongoing connection to their traditional lands, and we are committed to working towards reconciliation, justice, and healing.
We acknowledge and give thanks to the Lenape people, past and present, for their stewardship of this land, and we commit to learning from their wisdom and knowledge as we strive to be better stewards of the land and to work towards a more just and equitable future.