Land Acknowledgement

Portland Ovations acknowledges that the places where we gather, dance, and sing is ancestral Wabanaki land. We wish to pay respect to the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot – and their elders past, present and future.

What is a “land acknowledgment?”

A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. (source: