Land Acknowledgment Statement

CIRCA acknowledges that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County was established upon the traditional tribal lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock peoples as well as upon the exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous peoples. As we work and learn on these lands, we must also strive to understand the continuing consequences of these past actions and work to create a more just future by standing in solidarity with our indigenous communities.

We invite you to take the following actions:

  1. Use this tool to learn the indigenous groups historically lived in your area; use that as a starting point for further learning.
  2. Learn about Baltimore’s vibrant native communities through the Baltimore American Indian Center.
  3. Consider how you can meaningfully collaborate with and center the voices of your area’s indigenous people within your institution.
  4. Donate your time and/or financial support to organizations advocating for indigenous rights such as the American Indian College Fundthe Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Indian Law Research Center.

This acknowledgment is a living document; we gratefully welcome feedback or suggestions of additional resources from our community as we continue to educate ourselves.