For Alō Index
Alō Index is run by people living and working on the following Indigenous homelands:
Lenapehoking, the homelands of the Lenape people (New Jersey/New York)
Quinnipiac, the homelands of the Quinnipiac people (Connecticut)
We acknowledge the Lenape as the original inhabitants and stewards of this place; honor their continuing relationship with Lenapehoking; and express our gratitude for their past, present, and future role as caretakers of these lands. As creators of a platform intended to advance all facets of sustainability, our work intends to learn from, and be in dialogue with, millennia of Indigenous traditions of environmental stewardship.
European colonists pushed many Lenape West out of Lenapehoking by the end of the 1700s. In the 1860s the United States Indian removal policy relocated other self-governing Lenape people against their will to designated Indian Territory in Oklahoma under the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Today federal- and state-recognized Lenape groups live in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Delaware, and New Jersey. Other Lenape people are not recognized by federal or state governments.
We acknowledge that Alō Index operates on the traditional territory of the Quinnipiac people. We recognize and honor the enduring presence, resilience, and cultural heritage of the Quinnipiac Nation, who have stewarded this land for generations. As we conduct our business activities on this land, we pay our respects to the Quinnipiac ancestors, elders, and present-day community members, acknowledging their ongoing contributions to the region and beyond.
European colonists arrived at the area in 1614. By 1635, nearly 90% of the Quinnipiac community had been decimated by smallpox. The surviving Quinnipiacs were forced to relocate to the first Indian Reservation, established by the colonists in 1638. At 1,200 acres, a fraction of their original territory, the community was placed under the authority of an English agent and Native peoples from other tribes were not allowed to visit.
As a small step in the direction of correcting the legacy of historical and present wrongs—of ongoing colonial land occupation, and of the colonial lens of American corporate influence—Alō Index commits to featuring Indigenous perspectives and sharing Indigenous conservation practice and knowledge with our partners.
Nanticoke and Lenape Confederation Learning Center and Museum - https://nanticokelenapemuseum.org
We welcome your feedback on this land acknowledgement.