It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge we are learning, gathering, and farming on the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape people—or Lenapehoking, land of the Lenape.
For thousands of years, the Hudson Valley was a region rich with Indigenous settlements, transit, and trade routes along the river that the Algonquin-speaking Munsee and Mohican nations called Mahicannituck, or “the river that flows both ways.” By the mid-1700s, however, these nations were dispossessed of their homelands by colonial settlers and forced to relocate elsewhere in the United States and Canada. Today—after being uprooted multiple times—the Munsee Lenape people are located across the continent and are known as the Delaware Nation and Delaware Tribe in Oklahoma; the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown and the Munsee-Delaware First Nation in Canada; and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin.
The 268 acres we now call Glynwood is unceded territory stewarded by native peoples for generations. We recognize the living descendants of the Munsee Lenape, and pay honor and respect to their ancestors. We cannot undo the land theft, genocide, and centuries of systemic disempowerment that lie at the core of our dominant food system. We can, however, commit ourselves to building a more equitable food system by uplifting and resourcing the leadership of Indigenous people and people of color, and through this work attempt to honor the legacy of the land’s Indigenous stewards. This acknowledgment is integral to effectively upholding Glynwood’s mission and values and working towards a food system that is regenerative and just.
This acknowledgement is a dynamic document and will undergo regular review and revision.