The land on which The Anthropologists’ researches, devises, rehearses and performs our work primarily includes the unceded territories of the Lenape and Canarsie peoples.
We name the original stewards of the land we are living and working on as a way to recognize the complete history of our nation, both the harm of colonization and the potential for repair. We also look to them for inspiration on how to live more peaceably and respectfully with the land.
As we devise in an increasingly digital and geographically diverse landscape, additional places also include the unceded land of the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Lenni-Lenape, Munsee Lenape, Rockaway, and Ute peoples. We also acknowledge the inequities built into the digital landscape, which often exclude people in Indigenous territories and which have an outsize environmental impact.
“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.”
- Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation
We encourage you to consult the U.S. Department of Culture’s “Honor Native Land: A Guide And Call To Acknowledgement” to craft an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement for your own community. (https://usdac.us/nativeland)
You can learn more about the native land you live, work or were born on here: