East Rock from the banks of the Mill River

Land Acknowledgement

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    New Haven's dense canopy of trees as seen from the East Rock summit in fall

    Yale School of the Environment and Yale University acknowledge that Indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan,Mashantucket Pequot,2 Eastern Pequot,3 Schaghticoke,4 Golden Hill Paugussett,5 Niantic,6 and the Quinnipiac7 and other Algonquian8 speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut.  We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land.

    Pronunciation guide:

    1 mow.hee.gn 
    2 mash.an.tuck.et pee.kwot 
    3 east.ern. pee.kwot 
    4 skat.ih.kohk 


    5 gold.en. hill po.gaw.sett 
    6 ni.han.tic 
    7 kwihn.ih.pee.ac 
    8 al-gon-kwihn

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