Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement
We, in the Bard Admission Office take this time to acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land. The land upon which the campus stands is the ancestral home of Native peoples now identified as the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Delaware Nation, and Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma. These grounds were expropriated from indigenous populations by European settlers through deceitful transactions and violence. Our work as educators and stewards of this beautiful land is grounded in an understanding of where we’ve come from and whose ground we walk on. With the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma and other historically marginalized groups in mind, we embark on this campus tour and all of our Admission work, taking on the task of building intentional equity in our Admission processes and within our community, through access to education and support of positive and peaceful action, while inviting and supporting others to do so as well.