Land Acknowledgement

  • Although I am largely nomadic these days, I'd like to acknowledge not only the people but also the ecosystems of the many lands that have fostered my personal and artistic growth through the years.

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    I honor with gratitude the land and the legacy of the Lenape Haki-nk (Lenni Lenape) of the northeastern Delmarva peninsula where I grew up, the Piscataway and Susquehannock of the Tidewater region along the Chesapeake Bay where my ancestors built their first homes in America, and the Ramaytush Ohlone and Coast Miwok of the Redwood Coast of Northern California where I found a home of my own as an adult.

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    I would further like to acknowledge the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish and Suquamish of the Puget Sound bioregion, as well as the Wôpanâak (Wampanoag), Pokanoket, Nahaganset and Narragansett tribes of the Outer Lands of New England; I got to spend a not-insignificant amount of time getting to know these areas in my travels and for that I am grateful.

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    I currently rest on the unceded lands of the Kanien'kahá:ka (Mohawk) and Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) of the St. Lawrence Lowland of southern Québec.