Land Acknowledgement

The Concentration in Theater, Dance and Media acknowledges the land on which Harvard sits as the traditional territory of the Massachusett, Nipmuck and Wampanoag Nations. In this acknowledgement, we recognize the history of dispossession and erasure in which we are complicit, and offer renewed honor and respect to the indigenous people who came before us, and to those with whom we continue to live and work. We invite you to take a moment of reflection to acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and to consider how we are and can each, in our own way, try to move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

What is a Land Acknowledgement? Why is a Land Acknowledgement important?

“It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.” Northwestern University

As an artistic program, TDM encourages you to consider your relationship to and engagement with Native Artists and their work.

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