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Acknowledging the Land Where We Sit

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Although the Harvard Graduate School of Education community spans the globe, we acknowledge that the land on which many of our homes, schools, and places of work sit are the ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples. In Cambridge, the land on which we gather is the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett.  
We also recognize the enslaved individuals who helped to build Harvard University and others across this country, understanding the role that they played in creating and funding educational institutions that were not intended to serve them and did not regard the dignity of their humanity.  

Acknowledging our history is an important step in combating the erasure of the essential contributions, sacrifices, and stories of those before us. It is a step towards ensuring a culture of awareness, respect, and accountability within our community. 

View the Acknowledgment of Land and People by the Harvard University Native American Program.

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