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Land Acknowledgement

Although the Museum Association of New York travels and host programs across New York State, we offer a land acknowledgement here for our main offices located in Troy, NY. 

It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking, and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

This land acknowledgement has been reviewed and approved by the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

Resources on Land Acknowledgements

We've gathered a few helpful resources as a starting point for writing a land acknowledgement. 

Native Land –a great resource to learn more about Indigenous territories, languages, lands, and ways of life.

Beyond Land Acknowledgment: A Guide, from Native Governance Center –critical next steps to take beyond writing a land acknowledgment

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment –from the US Department of Arts and Culture

What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter? –Indigenous writer Selena Mills shares the importance of land acknowledgements and shares perspectives about this new, popular form of reconciliation

Interview with endawnis Spears on Land Acknowledgement, Native Communities and the Role of the Humanities Today 

Cornell University's Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement: You're On California Indian Land, Now What? Toolkit 

How to Make a Land Acknowledgement from the Duwamish Tribe

We will continue to update this resource list. Have a resource to share? Please email us at 

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