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Land Acknowledgement

We are on the land which has served as a site of meeting and exchange among indigenous peoples for thousands of years. It is the unceded home of the Western Abenaki People, in the midst of areas most closely identified with the Missisquoi tribal community on the northeastern shores of Lake Champlain (and inland from there) and the Nulhegan tribal community in the Northeast Kingdom area (and westward from there).

The Alchemist honors, recognizes and respects the Abenaki as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we gather today and are committed to action around creating relationships with, exposure to, and celebration of Abenaki culture.

Please take the time to use the Whose Land tool to find out whose land you are on now, the lands where you grew up, and other regions that are important to you.

We are on the land of the Wabanaki Confederacy.

These four state-recognized tribal bands live on the unceded land that we now call the state of Vermont:

Not all Native people in Vermont are affiliated with a tribal band. Learn about these other Abenaki organizations working in Vermont: