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CommuniTea: Indigenous Science & Land Acknowledgements

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

10:30-11:45 a.m. • Hybrid: Clark 507 & Zoom


Register on Zoom in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Event

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee is hosting a number of events for Native American Heritage Month. You can view the schedule here.

This CommuniTea will give us the opportunity to discuss a couple of issues related to indigenous peoples:

  • Indigenous Science – The scientific framework we work within is typically called “Western Science”.  This is often seen as a contrast with traditional/indignous science.
  • Land Acknowledgements – The creation of land acknowledgments is a relatively new effort to recognize and honor the indigenous peoples who have occupied the land that we live and work on for thousands of years.  In our case here in Woods Hole, the Wampanoag Tribe.

Discussion Resources

In preparation for this discussion we recommend the following resources.  Also, please be on the look-out for other events related to Native American Heritage Month.

Land Acknowledgments



  • This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving,  by David J. Silverman