UW-Green Bay statement of land acknowledgment

In a memo to the campus community, Chancellor Gary L. Miller shared UW-Green Bay’s statement of land acknowledgment: (Please do not paraphrase or change the wording as it was purposefully crafted.)

We at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay acknowledge the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region. The HoChunk Nation and the Menominee Nation are the original First People of Wisconsin and both Nations have ancient historical and spiritual connections to the land that our institution now resides upon.

Today, Wisconsin is home to 12 First Nations communities including the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Nation, Ojibwe Nation communities, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, and the Brothertown Indian Nation.