At Rooted Beginnings, we recognize and honor the land on which we provide our services, with a special focus on the children and their families whom we serve.
This land holds a profound history, as it is the ancestral territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy. This territory is bound by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship, a sacred agreement to peacefully share and protect the resources around the Great Lakes. Additionally, it is covered by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, which further affirmed Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty in the State of New York.
Rooted Beginnings is committed to acknowledging the sovereignty and rights of the Seneca Nation and the Haudenosaunee people with respect to this land. We understand that this acknowledgment is just the first step toward reconciliation, and we are dedicated to working alongside Indigenous communities and individuals to honor their rich cultural heritage and contributions.
As we provide our services to children and their families, we are mindful of the importance of fostering a nurturing and culturally sensitive environment that recognizes the value of Indigenous knowledge and traditions. We respect and appreciate the resilience of Indigenous communities and are committed to incorporating their perspectives and teachings into our work.
At Rooted Beginnings, we acknowledge that education and cultural understanding are crucial components of our mission. We aim to educate children and families about the rich history and cultural significance of the land on which we operate, with a focus on the experiences and needs of neurodivergent children and their families. We are dedicated to promoting respect for Indigenous sovereignty and creating a more inclusive and equitable future.
Through our services and outreach, we hope to contribute positively to the well-being of the communities in our area and to the broader goal of reconciliation and understanding.