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Land Acknowledgement

Land acknowledgments serve an important role in raising awareness of Indigenous people and their enduring relationship as stewards of the land.


In recognizing the land, we express gratitude and honor for Indigenous people, past, present, and future, who once or currently inhabit lands of this region.

The historic and reconstruction of the Fort at No. 4 is situated on the ancestral territory of the Western Abenaki people. These sites, located on the banks of the Connecticut River, have long been known to include settlements and be meeting grounds where important cultural exchanges took place. We honor and celebrate the Abenaki's long and rich history on this land.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to creating greater understanding of the multi-ethnic and multi-layered history of this area, we remember and recognize the enduring injustices rooted in colonialism and systemic oppression faced by Indigenous peoples. We are committed to sustaining meaningful relationships, to learn from and assist with the preservation of the region’s Native American prehistory, traditions, language, stories and teachings.

We gratefully acknowledge the Native Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather.

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