Open Table MDI acknowledges that we are on the island of Pesamkuk and the ancestral land of the Wabanaki, the People of the Dawn. We respectfully acknowledge and hold gratitude to the many Indigenous people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations – to their elders both past and present. We recognize the rich history of this land, reaching beyond colonization and the establishment of European colonies. We recognize its significance to the Indigenous peoples whose practices and spiritualities were tied to and nourished by the land and who continue to develop in relationship to the land and its other inhabitants today.
We acknowledge the vibrant communities of the Abenaki, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Nations and all of the Native communities who have lived here for thousands of generations in what is known today as Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States – specifically New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, eastern Quebec, Maine, and Vermont. We make this acknowledgment aware of continual violations of water, territorial rights, and sacred sites in the Wabanaki homeland.