Campus Mounds Sustainability and Advocacy Initiative (CMSAI)
Beloit is located on the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples, and we want to respectfully acknowledge the Potawatomi, Peoria, Miami, Meskwaki, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) people who have stewarded this land throughout countless generations.
We pay respects to their elders both past and present and, as we gather here, we consider the legacies of violence, displacement, and settlement that they have faced. We are always on Indigenous land, and here on the campus we have a constant reminder in the form of the mounds.
To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those on whose territory you reside, and a way of honoring Indigenous people. Land acknowledgments do not exist in a past tense, or outside historical context: colonialism is an ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.
CMSAI acknowledges and encourages the uniqueness of every individual and therefore membership to CMSAI is open to any Beloit College student, faculty, and stuff and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, language, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or physical or mental disabilities.
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Page Updated 11/20/2020