Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement
Fern growing in New Hampshire woods.

Photo by Oliver Fetter via Unsplash

 

The NH Food Alliance is based at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, on land that is N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook, and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki, and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nibi (water), lolakwikak (flora), and awaasak (fauna) which the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.

Click here to listen to Denise Pouliot, Head Female Speaker of the Cowasuck Band of Penacook-Abenaki People, read the UNH Land, Water, and Life Acknowledgement  

For more information about our shared Indigenous heritage, please visit the Cowasuck Band of Penacook-Abenaki People website and Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective.