UIC acknowledges that we are situated on the Island of Manhataan (Mannahatta) traditional lands of the Lenape, the Manahatin, the Canarsie, the Shinnecock, the Reckgawanc, Munsee and Haudenosaunee Nation. We pay respect to all of their ancestor’s past, present, and future. Manhattan has always been a gathering and trading place for many Indigenous peoples. An intersectionality of many tribes since immemorial, a place to gather and sometimes safety during intertribal warfare . We offer our care and gratitude to the land, water and air of the land, and are committed to resisting colonialism and imbalance with Mother Earth through the support of Indigenous-led programming and Indigenous centered representation.
In honor of Giving Tuesday we are calling on community and allies to help support us in giving back to Urban Natives, through our programming and community center, and MMIP Taskforce work.