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Land Acknowledgment

Throughout the United States, including MCLA's campus and the surrounding area, people reside on land forcibly taken from Native Americans. 

Land Acknowledgment

Mountains and campus during fall

With gratitude and humility, we respectfully acknowledge that Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts stands on the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Following tremendous hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, which is where they reside today.  We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

—Land acknowledgment from the Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Visit the Stockbridge-Munsee Community's website to learn more about their community and history.