We acknowledge and honor that Rutgers University - Newark is located on the ancestral lands of the still living, still sovereign Munsee Lunaape (lu-naa–pau) peoples, communities, and nation.
We recognize, as well, the many and diverse Native American/Indigenous peoples who call this region home—past, present, and future.
And we acknowledge these same ancient alive and biodiverse lands have been the site of colonial violence and occupation—dispossessing, enslaving, and impacting the lives of all to this very day.
And it is with these thoughts in our heart and soul, we seek more Indigenous Local Knowledge (ILK). This intimate ecological understanding is key to surviving and rebalancing our common, public well-being in this age of chaotic extreme greed, driving further global warming and global disruption.