We are on Indigenous Land
The Fairfield Equity Coalition acknowledges the sacred land where we work, live, teach, learn, and build community, which has been a site of human activity for 13,000 years. This land is the Uncoway, home to the Wappinger, Pequonnock, and Paugussett Peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations.
We recognize the repeated violations of sovereignty, territory, and water perpetrated by invaders that have impacted the original inhabitants of this land for 400 years. We extend our respect to citizens of these Nations who live here today, and their ancestors who have lived here for over five hundred generations, and to all Indigenous people. We also affirm that this acknowledgement is insufficient. It does not undo the harm that has been done and continues to be perpetrated now against Indigenous people, their land and water.