Acknowledging the Indigenous lands surrounding Washington D.C.

The Indigenous lands of the Piscataway-Conoy Tribe surrounding Washington D.C. are acknowledged as the setting for the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing. Rico Newman of the Piscataway-Conoy Tribe welcomes the audience to the lands and waterways that are “archaeological, historical and spiritual lands integral to the expression and transmission of the living cultural practices and beliefs of the Piscataway people.”

The National Day of Racial Healing is rooted in experiences for truth-telling and trust building that lead to racial healing for a more just, and equitable future.

The National Day of Racial Healing was established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2017 to promote healing as a critical path for ending racial bias and creating a society in which all children can thrive. This annual outreach grew out of WKKF’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort, a national and community-based process designed to bring transformational and sustainable change to communities, while addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

Together, this is #HowWeHeal.