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National Native American Heritage Month

Emerson College's Land Acknowledgement

Emerson College, Boston, resides on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Massachusett people, whose name was appropriated by this Commonwealth. We pay respect to the Massachusett elders past and present. We acknowledge the truth of violence perpetrated in the name of this country and make a commitment to uncovering that truth.

Massachusetts and Los Angeles Native American Tribes

Massachusetts Tribes

While only two tribes in Massachusetts are federally recognized, the state of Massachusetts has also recognized the tribal rights of the Nipmuc Nation. We provide the link to the Massachuset tribal website to honor and recognize the tribal land on which our main Boston Campus has been built on.

Los Angeles Campus

The ELA campus was built on the ancestral lands of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe and the Chumash Nation. While ELA does not have an official land acknowledgement, there are links below to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples of the LA area.

Native American Heritage Month Federal and Local Resources

Native American Heritage Month has been federally recognized since 1990, though many colleges, states and organizations today are also choosing to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October. To read more about how Federal and Local organizations are honoring Native American Heritage Month, follow the links below.