The Medieval and Renaissance Center at NYU is dedicated to the study of all aspects of the Medieval and Renaissance World. That period includes the first contact between people from Europe and the Indigenous populations of the Americas. MARC acknowledges that it is located in the ancestral Lenape homelands, and it recognizes the longstanding significance of these lands for Lenape nations past and present. We are also conscious that New York City has the largest urban Native population in the United States. We believe that historical awareness of Indigenous exclusion and erasure is critically important and are committed to working to overcome their effects in our own educational institutions.