History of Black Writing Land Acknowledgement

The History of Black Writing wishes to acknowledge that the land on which the University of Kansas sits is the ancestral homelands for many Indigenous peoples, including the Kaw, Osage, and Shawnee nations. This land was forcibly ceded through a series of treaties, resulting in the displacement of these nations and their people. HBW supports Indigenous sovereignty, as we honor and respect the many KU students, staff, faculty, and community partners, as well as communities beyond the institution, who continue to hold a connection to this land. We recognize and value their efforts and contributions as learners and educators, who continue to thrive and produce knowledge as part of our campus community, despite the history of colonialism and oppression against the traditional stewards of this land.