Land Acknowledgement

The Center for Bioethics & Health Law acknowledges that we do our work on the unceded ancestral lands of many Indigenous peoples including the Seneca Nation, members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy) comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and later the Tuscarora. Earlier, this region was the land of the Adena people, followed by the Hopewell, and then the Monongahela and Osage. In our bioethics research and teaching, we employ concepts like consent, rights, self-determination, justice, respect for individuals and communities, well-being, stewardship, and trustworthiness. In this work, we remain cognizant of the fact that those who colonized these lands and displaced Indigenous communities did not consider these concepts in relation to those Indigenous peoples. While we cannot change this past, we commit to creating a future that is more equitable, respectful, and responsible through the ethical production and deployment of knowledge.