The Association for Student Conduct Administration recognizes the genocide and forceful removal of tribal communities from, and those still connected to, this land. In particular, we honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory that we will occupy for our annual conference; and what is now defined as Crystal City, Virginia and the District of Columbia; including the Piscataway and Pamunkey tribal nations. This land acknowledgement is read to recognize and honor the elders of the Indigenous peoples and the genocide, forceful removal and displacement of the peoples whose lands and territories were stolen from them.
As a part of this recognition, we encourage conference attendees who wish to learn more about this injustices and the histories of these Indigenous peoples to support or visit the following resources:
- National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.
- Native American Rights Fund - the oldest, largest nonprofit legal organization defending the rights of Native American tribes, organizations, and people
- National Indian Education Association – a national non-profit committed to advancing the comprehensive culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.