The land on which Trinity Anoka stands is the homeland of the Anishinaabe and Dakota people. Trauma is deeply embedded in the foundation of this country. The land we reside on came under the control of the USA through genocide, slavery, and ongoing occupation. Deep historical, personal, and spiritual trauma has had an impact on indigenous communities, communities of color, immigrant communities, and many others. We affirm the right of those who have experienced this trauma or any other to bring their whole selves and stories into this space. Together, we affirm our intention to promote healing, respect, and love.