NEMC Land Acknowledement
New England Music Camp is located in Sidney, Maine, which was settled on the traditional land of the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Wabanaki Confederacy is composed of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi'kmaq peoples. We respect the values and traditions of these Tribes and affirm their inherent and deeply rooted sovereignty of this land of which they have been caretakers for almost 15,000 years.
We pause in remembering the lives of peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy that were lost through genocidal colonization.
As individuals and as an organization, NEMC is committed to taking action in undoing systematic oppression and racism as well as supporting Wabanaki people in their continued stewardship of their land. We encourage you to join us in this work. The resources listed below are a great place to start as you begin to think about your personal relationship with the land on which you reside.
Native Land Map - this resource allows you to see what Native land you are on.
Wabanaki REACH - a Maine-based organization dedicated to education, truth-telling, and restorative justice.