GSP adds Land Acknowledgment language and commitment

October 14, 2019

In observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, 2019, the Genocide Studies Program has added a land acknowledgment to its website, employing the following language on the Program’s home page and “About” page:

Yale University and the Genocide Studies Program acknowledge that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut.  We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land.

In addition, the Program commits to reiterating this acknowledgment at the outset of Program-sponsored events.