This guide is meant to serve as a starting point for those interested in learning more about Indigenous and Native resources at F&M, as well as information regarding Native peoples in South Central PA, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, and Relationality.
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F&M Land Acknowledgement
Short Statement from 2021 Convocation:
We gather today on the homeland of Native peoples whose history is integral to our past and present, but long denied. In addition to the Susquehannock who lived here in the 17th century, this land was home to the Lenape, Nanticoke, Piscataway, Seneca and Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Shawnee, and others throughout millennia. We acknowledge that Franklin & Marshall College's presence here is a direct legacy of settler colonialism. As a College community, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of acknowledging and respecting those who came before us on these lands, and to act collectively in support of Native communities.
Full Land Acknowledgement Statement to come!
Research the Land You Occupy
We encourage you to do your own research using a tool like https://native-land.ca, which allows you to find out what Indigenous and Native peoples have occupied the land on which you live and work.