When:
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History

Event website:
https://historicbostons.org/upcomingevents

English colonists arrived in Boston in 1630 with an inherited view of land as something to be fenced, farmed, valued, bought and sold. This understanding of land put them in direct conflict with New England's Native people, for their places were part of them, and they part of the land. The result: violence, even war, and gradual loss of Indigenous lands.


In this introduction to the Partnership of Historic Boston’s fall lecture series, Nemasket sachem Lance Young (Eagle Wolf) examines the concepts of land and place from an Indigenous perspective, where reciprocity, respect, and balance are not only needed but required. 


"For the gift of the land," he writes, "we accepted our sacred role as caretakers of the land as a living body with spirit and power. It was essential for our people to remain on their land as stewards and guardians, an inseparable part of these places and spaces we have always walked." 

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