ARI Policies & Statements
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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT
The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.
ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.
ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing. In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.
Human Remains Statement
Weather in Southeast Indiana can be unpredictable. As we strive to make sure your experience with us is the best it can be, sometimes we do have to deal with the issue of inclement weather. Inclement weather includes thunderstorms, high winds, & electrical storms. If we cancel your trip due to any inclement weather issues, we will be in contact with you as soon as possible and work with you to either reschedule your trip, offer you an indoor experience in our lab, learning center, or issue a full refund. We do explore in light rain if it is not accompanied by thunder, lighting, or high winds. Please plan accordingly and bring rain clothes and water-resistant shoes/boots.
We also do not tolerate or condone bullying or harassment of any kind this includes but not limited to discrimination because of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information or marital status. Any suspected or found case of bullying will receive immediate attention and action. ARI is a family and we believe that means that this is a safe space.
ARI is committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity to the public and in employment. We also commit ourselves to fully comply with ADA and other federal, state, and local laws. Any employees, volunteers, interns, students, or visitors who would like to request an accommodation should contact email@example.com.
Sexual Harassment Policy
We do not condone any kind of sexual harassment whatsoever and have a zero tolerance policy towards it. All employees are encouraged to report any incident of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to unwanted physical contact, verbal advances, inappropriate language or questions. Any violation of this policy will receive immediate attention and action.