Hubbard Hall would like to acknowledge that we gather on the lands once occupied by the Onkwehonwe (pronounced “own gway own way”), the Original People. They did not view the land as a possession, but rather believed it was they who belonged to the land. Among those people were the Mahican, the Huron and the Mohawk. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.

This statement is called a Land Acknowledgment — a practice that many organizations have adopted to recognize and thank the Indigenous inhabitants of the land on which they live and work.