Lost Nation Theater Land Acknowledgement
With gratitude and humility, Lost Nation Theater acknowledges that we do our work on N’Dakinna, the ancestral homeland of the Wabanaki, People of the Dawn. We thank them for their stewardship of the land and for being Keepers of the Light.
LNT is located at the confluence of the Winooski, North Branch, and Dog Rivers, within the tribal lands of the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas (“Place of the Pines”). We pay honor and respect to them and to their ancestors as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.
Please get to know the Indigenous people of your area, and do what you can to lift and raise their voices.
In that spirit, we offer these action items:
Pay attention to language and names. Advocate for changes to the dominant narrative that glorifies colonization and genocide of all indigenous peoples.
Read about Indigenous Cultures. A list of essential reading for anyone interested in Native American experience, compiled by the First Nations Development Institute, can be found here.
Teach children about Indigenous Cultures. A list of Children’s Books from the First Nations Development Institute can be found here.
Donate to the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas. Contributions in support of their work to preserve Native American heritage plants; to promote Native American stories and storytellers; and to raise funds for the eventual purchase of land on which to carry out these and other Abenaki projects and programs, can be sent to:
The Koasek of the Koas
c/o Chief Shirly Hook
188 Allen Bent Road
Roxbury, Vermont 05669
Local Abenaki Contacts & Resources
Rick and Carolyn Hunt, Abenaki Storytellers and Artists
Rick & Carolyn Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Blanchette, Abenaki Musician and Storyteller
Bryan Blanchette email@example.com
White Pine Association
View of Lost Nation from the Braintree Tribal Garden of the Koas Abenaki