Elevated Thought would like to recognize and honor the stolen ancestral land of the Pennacook peoples in which we live and work from. Like so many other Indenigous folks, the Pennacook people have been and continue to be displaced by American settlers. We recognize the violent systemic and cultural inequities that are a direct result of American colonialism and we commit ourselves to learning, respecting, and reconciling the histories, legacies, and on-going experiences of Indigenous injustice. 

 

As a community, we would like to encourage our supporters to practice land acknowledgment and to honor the land and celebrate the strength of Indigenous peoples.

A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. 

 


 

To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honoring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. It is important to understand the long standing history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is also worth noting that acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol. (from http://www.lspirg.org/knowtheland)

what is a land acknowledgment?
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