A Land Acknowledgment serves to educate about both history and the present relationship with our place—through recognition of and respect for the Indigenous People, the original stewards of this land.  As the Bronx Environmental Summit’s Team, we welcome this conference Land Acknowledgment as one step towards supporting facts, recognizing the need to heal harm from settler colonialism, and a commitment to work together towards addressing ongoing legacies of false narratives, genocide, discrimination, and the silencing of vital voices that are necessary in our efforts towards environmental sustainability, shared economic and health opportunities, and respect for diversity and community.  Through inclusion of historical and cultural elements intricately connected with our environment and our institution, we welcome you to participate in this transdisciplinary and reciprocal approach to sustainability.