SIPCW seeks to create a healthier Staten Island by bringing together partner organizations and community members to address pressing wellness needs and give all Staten Islanders a chance to live their best lives. The focus of our efforts is in communities and populations with the greatest health inequities such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ identifying.
Our vision is that our entire community has a shared understanding of the systemic conditions such as racism, classism, and heterosexism, contributing to wellness and the resources to ensure that all individuals and families have the knowledge and access to what they need to live their healthiest lives.
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Recognizing the Indigenous History of SI
The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness is located on Munsee Lenape land. Native communities called present-day Staten Island Aquehonga Manacknong. The Lenape sold the land we now call Staten Island to European colonizers under duress in 1670. To learn more about this transaction, see Andrew Lipman’s article, “A Hard Bargain.” Today, roughly 300 Ramapough Lunaape tribal members live on Staten Island.
To learn more about land acknowledgement and the Indigenous lands where you reside, view this map of Native lands or text your zip code to 1-855-917-5263