Land Acknowledgement

 

Earthdance occupies the ancestral lands of the Nipmuc, Agawams, Pocumtuc, Wabanaki Confederacy, the land of the Mohican Indians. These lands were stolen by a government which also enslaved Black Americans and reaps the benefits of exploitative capitalism and genocide. The original stewards of these lands and resources still exist today and may we not forget the way culture, land and life theft continues to impact the Black & Indigenous people living in the United States currently. The Mohican Indians were the stewards of food including corn, squash, beans and tobacco. This land is native to animals such as white-tail deer, racoons, bears, moose, and fish. Tree species of birch, elm, maple, oak and pine are also native to this land; here then, now and in continued presence.