Land Acknowledgement

The campuses of Rowan University are located on the occupied traditional lands of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, and we acknowledge the history of colonization, resistance, and endurance of the living and present Indigenous peoples of this region.

In Spring 2022, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) co-sponsored a workshop on Land Acknowledgments for Rowan community members. During the event, we received vital feedback on our former statement from several citizens of the Nation. In listening to the important feedback we received, we have committed to revising our Land Acknowledgment in the coming year in collaboration with local Indigenous students, staff, faculty, and community members.
While we revisit our Land Acknowledgment, we recognize and honor the words and spirit of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation’s standard land acknowledgment. We pledge to continue our learning and dedication to sustaining a relationship of mutuality and respect with the Indigenous people we serve and on whose land we live and work.



Locally, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribe holds powwow. See the full story HERE.