Land Acknowledgement

The Hemlock Vales Protogrove is located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations.  We recognize the history of genocide and displacement that has led to the current state of affairs, and wish to honor the nations, peoples, and cultures that are the true stewards of this land through acknowledgement of this history and our place in it. We will try to take the opportunities to work toward justice and conciliation in collaboration with and following the lead of Indigenous Peoples.