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Tufts University Art Galleries acknowledges that we reside on the traditional homelands of the Massachusett people and within the territories of the Nipmuc and Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) tribes who have cared for this land since time immemorial and whose relationships to this place endure.

The genocide of the original inhabitants of this land, its historic and contemporary erasure, and the continued violations of sovereignty, territory, and waterways are the ongoing manifestations of settler colonialism that we benefit from and must work to transform.

Since their formation, universities have been entangled in colonial knowledge production and dispossession. As a cultural institution situated within a university, we commit to learning, listening, unlearning, acting and being in relationship to Indigenous communities and cultural life.


Educator Guide - Land Acknowledgment