Land Acknowledgement

The Henry Sheldon Museum Land Acknowledgement

The Henry Sheldon Museum and Stewart-Swift Research Center acknowledge that we do our work on Abenaki land. We recognize the indigenous culture and people that existed in N’dakinna — the ancestral homeland of the Abenaki peoples, past and present — long before Europeans arrived in North America. We commit to policies and practices of cultural equity to benefit current and future generations.

Middlebury College Land Acknowledgement

Middlebury College sits on land which has served as a site of meeting and exchange among indigenous peoples since time immemorial. The Western Abenaki are the traditional caretakers of these Vermont lands and waters, which they call Ndakinna, or “homeland.” We remember their connection to this region and the hardships they continue to endure. We give thanks for the opportunity to share in the bounty of this place and to protect it.

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