University of Maine Cooperative Extension Land Acknowledgment*

The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of Penobscot people. UMaine Extension recognizes we are located around the state in the homeland of Wabanaki people, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites are ongoing. We recognize that Wabanaki (Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot) Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination. We respect the Wabanaki People as the original stewards of this land.

*This land acknowledgement was formulated with the assistance of Darren J. Ranco, Ph.D., Chair of the UMaine Native American Programs and a member of the Penobscot Indian Nation.