Land Acknowledgement

Portland Ovations’ programs are presented on Wabanaki land, home of the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki and Penobscot Nations, their elders past and present, and future generations.   

We encourage you to learn more and take action in support of Maine’s Indigenous communities through the following organizations

Abbe Museum  
Maine’s premiere museum dedicated to Indigenous history and culture. Their mission is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. 

Wabanaki Reach
Supporting the self-determination of Wabanaki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice, and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine Communities. 

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: