Territorial Acknowledgment

We begin by acknowledging that SUNY Geneseo, the college where this website was constructed, stands on land that once belonged to the peoples who are now the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.This college is an agency of New York, a state that could not have taken its present shape without a systematic program of dispossession waged against Haudenosaunee peoples. We assert as well that this territorial acknowledgment is by itself inadequate, and by itself an empty gesture, without action on all our parts to work together to overcome and remedy a long legacy of violence, dispossession, and exploitation. We have much work left to do.

Entering Sensation Nation Territory