Contact the Center
Center for Innovation in Social Science
704 Commonwealth Ave., 5th floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-6280
We acknowledge that the territory on which Boston University stands is that of The Wampanoag and The Massachusett People. Our Center and BU’s campus are places to honor and respect the history and continued efforts of the Native and Indigenous community leaders who 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 an understanding of our place within that history. Ownership of land is itself a colonial concept; many tribes had seasonal relationships with the land we currently inhabit. Today, Boston is still home to indigenous peoples, including the Mashpee Wampanoag and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). For more information, please visit the North American Indian Center of Boston and the Commission on Indian Affairs of the State of Massachusetts.