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The land on which we live and work, now referred to as Connecticut, is the unceded territory of the Sequin including Quinnipiac and Tunxis, Matabesec, Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have and continue, to steward these lands throughout the generations.
We acknowledge that the place commonly referred to as “New England” is located on the occupied and/or unceded traditional lands and waters of Indigenous Peoples, and that we have a responsibility to help make that truth visible and to support efforts toward indigenous sovereignty and well-being. This acknowledgement is a first step in recognizing the harm done and moving toward solidarity with Native People.
The Munsee Lenape Nation, were the first people to steward the land and waterways along the Long Island Sound, now called Fairfield and Westchester County. Their territory extended from a narrow tidal straight in the East River, north to Norwalk, and as far inland as White Plains. The Lenape spoke Munsee, and were one of the western bands of the Wappinger Confederacy.
TFN credits the language for this land acknowledgment to CT Farm to School Collaborative and Food Solutions New England.
Sited Connecticut’s Indigenous People’s by Lucianne Lavin Stone mortar from Somers, CT and pestle from Wethersfield, CT