ACHA is deeply committed to building equitable systems that advance the well-being of our campus communities. This includes recognizing the land on which we reside and acknowledging the Indigenous people who have been, and still do live and work, on the land from time immemorial.
The land that where we will meet is the territory of the Massachusett, Pawtucket, and their neighbors the Wampanoag, and Nipmuc Peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations. We recognize the repeated violations of sovereignty, territory, and water perpetrated by invaders that have impacted the original inhabitants of this land for 400 years.
We extend our respect to citizens of these Nations who live here today, their ancestors, and to all Indigenous people. We also affirm that this acknowledgement is insufficient. It does not undo the harm that has been done and continues to be perpetrated now against Indigenous people, their land and water.