Land Acknowledgement

We begin by acknowledging that the land on which we are gathered is the seized territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which includes the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora Nations. Truth and acknowledgement are critical to building mutual respect and connection. WE pay respects to the elders of the Haudenosaunee, past and present. Please take a moment to consider that we are here as a result of a history of violence and displacement.*

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*Developed by the Indigenous Peoples Day Planning Committee in Rochester, NY, a group convened by the Native American Cultural Center and by Standing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Rochester, NY. Emphasis as created by the planning committee.