The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and the Inclusion Council, formally acknowledges the land of Indigenous peoples on which UMBC is located and encourages all in our community to share the following statement:
UMBC was established upon the land of the Piscataway and Susquehannock peoples. Over time, citizens of many more Indigenous nations have come to reside in this region. We humbly offer our respect to all past, present, and future Indigenous people connected to this place.
For additional information and resources from OEI please visit: oei.umbc.edu/land-acknowledgement-statement/
For additional information about the purpose of a land acknowledgment statement please visit: nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/
Maryland’s Indigenous Peoples
The State of Maryland has formally recognized three tribes (which are served by Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs):
- Piscataway Indian Nation
- Piscataway Conoy Tribe
- Accohannock Indian Tribe
View the historical locations and ranges of tribes with the Native Land Finder.