The “Relearn our Land” Initiative is a student sustainability project that highlights the cultural and ethnic diversity aspect of sustainability by allowing students and staff on campus to interact with both nature and cultural history in a meaningful way. We hope to honor and respect the important but not well-known history of indigenous Native American groups in the area, in part by using native plants that they would have relied on as a way of conveying their history. This exhibit will spotlight the garden space to come in the spring of 2022 outside of Posvar that will contain medicinal, decorative, and native plants that will combine engagement and awareness with biodiversity efforts on campus. This two-day exhibit at the Global Hub will highlight research on Indigenous history in the Northeast region, showcase plants to be featured in the green space, and provide an opportunity for students to become engaged in the upcoming construction of the garden next year.
Students are encouraged to stop by from 11:30AM-1:30PM on Monday, November 29th for a community learning session where participants can learn more about our research on indigenous environmental history and how to get involved in the garden project coming in spring of 2022.
This event is supported by The Green Fund and is in partnership with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.