Land Acknowledgement

We are on indigenous land.

Acknowledging this land and the people who have cared for it is a way to recognize a more accurate version of the history that brought us to this moment. A land acknowledgement begins to heal the land, and our relationship with it, by speaking to it and saying the names of its caretakers.

All non-indigenous people living here are settlers, though not all settlers benefit from settler colonialism. Indigenous nations have endured a history of displacement, genocide, colonization, historical misinformation and erasure.

This land is the territory of the Massachusett People and their neighbors the Nipmuc, Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations.

Massachusett (MASS-SAH-CHOO-SET)
Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH-PEE WAUM-PAH-NOG)
Aquinnah Wampanoag (AH-QUIN-NAH WAUM-PAH-NOG)
Nipmuc (NIP-MUCK)

We invite you to join us in learning about the ancestral and living native people of this area. Also, if you believe any information here to be incomplete or inaccurate, please contact us at [email protected]

Learn more about the history and the living tribes of Massachusetts here:
http://massachusetttribe.org
https://mattakeeset.com/
https://www.herringpondtribe.org/our-history/
https://www.pocassetpokanoket.com/pocasset/
http://nipmucnation.homestead.com/history1.html
https://chappaquiddickwampanoag.org
https://www.pocassetpokanoket.com/pocasset/

 

Other resources
https://historyofmassachusetts.org/native-american-tribes/
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/sanctioned-theft-tribal-land-loss-massachusetts

 

Learn about Land Acknowledgements here:
https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/
https://www.mcnaa.org/land-acknowledgement
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4973371