Bryant College Land Acknowledgement

The land on which we gather is the original homeland of the Nipmuc and Narragansett Indian Nations. Their presence and their stories of creation continue to exist and persist. The Bryant University land acknowledgment recognizes the distinct linguistic, cultural, and historical relationships that exist between Indigenous Peoples and their ancestral homelands that continue despite colonization. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous people still connected to this land. In addition, this land acknowledgment is part of Bryant University’s efforts to enact social justice and inclusive practice and we hope to encourage all of you to be cognizant of the ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples’ land that we occupy in our daily lives.