Acknowledgments & condolences

Sassafras leadership acknowledges and offers our sincere condolences for the following:

 

Keep in mind we are 51% Indigenous Wampanoag owned and operated

  • The destruction and plunder of Indigenous peoples and their communities the world over;

  • The murder and plunder of Native peoples of this continent;

  • The taking of Native and Indigenous territories and the betrayal of treaties;

  • The historic and ongoing separation of Native families and the removal of Native children;

  • The destruction, plunder, and acts of the enslavement of peoples of the African continent;

  • The fact that the US is built on the labor of enslaved people under inhumane conditions;

  • The ongoing destruction and oppression of Native and Indigenous communities, and communities of Color;

  • The ongoing destruction, oppression, poverty, and conflict resulting from colonialism the world over;

  • The psychological harm caused by colonization through historic, ongoing and chronic trauma;

  • The roots, subsistence, and evil caused by racism, a mental illness;

  • The ongoing destruction and occupation of Native and Indigenous land and waters;

  • The taking of Native teachings in the form of cultural appropriation without acknowledgment and reciprocity; 

  • Our Mother Earth's environmental destruction, pollution, habitat and species loss;

  • The impact humans have beyond earth and on all things unseen.

  • Sassafras acknowledges the Aquinnah Wampanoag Territory and its People.

  • We acknowledge that we operate on ancestral Wampanoag land.

  • We acknowledge 1000's of years of Nature Connection Mentoring.

  • We must give back to restore balance with all People, all Beings, and our mother the Earth.

For more information on land acknowledgment: https://usdac.us/nativeland

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