In this time

In this time of posted land. 
Where do we go…
How do we live…
No food and medicine and gathered…
No game honorably killed and eaten…

In this time of posted land. 
Where can we go without being shot at..
Can we live sustainably…
How do we maintain our culture…
No sweetgrass picked..
No ash fallen.

In this time of posted land.
Where can we go, where is our place…
Can we live interconnected…
How do we maintain us as a people. 
No lands to move seasonally.
No way to maintain our ancestors way of life. 

In this time of posted land.
Where can we look for help.
Can we call upon our allies.
How do we know who to trust.
No continual ancestry land.
No way to move about. 

 In this time of posted land

Is there hope…..

By Natalie Dana-Lolar

 

Map of Conserved Lands in Maine

 

The Tribes:

Aroostook Band of Micmacs

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

Penobscot Indian Nation

Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township,

Passamaquoddy at Sipayik

Passamaquoddy Peoples’ Knowledge Portal

 

Reading/Media: June, 2019

At First Light’s Building Collaboration gathering, Wabanaki participants asked that land trust participants take the time to read and understand the Treaty of Watertown and so here’s your chance to do that.