New Roots for Refugees acknowledges that the land on which we grow is the cultural inheritance of the Kickapoo, Kaw/Kansa, and Osage tribes. As a program that supports displaced peoples, we recognize the initial forced removal of Native peoples from these lands. We honor the Native peoples who came before us and honor the excellence of the Native community today. We ask for accountability and we strive to be good stewards of this land as we foster systems of love, justice, and equity.
To learn more about the history of indigenous people in Kansas, click the link below.