The faculty, staff, and students of the Boston University Linguistics Department acknowledge that the territory on which Boston University stands is that of the Wampanoag and the Massachusett people. Our department and the Boston University campus are places to honor and respect the history and continued efforts of the Native and Indigenous community leaders which make up Eastern Massachusetts and the surrounding region. This statement is one small step in acknowledging the history that brought us to reside on the land, and to help us seek understanding of our place within that history. Today, Boston is still home to Indigenous peoples, including the Mashpee Wampanoag and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). For more information, please visit: