The City of Lebanon Heritage Commission, in collaboration with Junction Arts & Media (JAM), proudly presents a captivating video titled "Ndakinna: This Place, Our Homeland." This cinematic journey explores the rich heritage of Lebanon, NH, and its deep connections to the ancestral lands of the Abenaki people.
Lebanon's Land Acknowledgment: The Lebanon Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission (DEI) acknowledges Lebanon's foundation upon the ancestral and unceded lands of the Abenaki people, known as Alnôbak. The land, named Koas (place of the Pines), resides within the broader ancestral territory of the Abenaki and Wabanaki homeland, Ndakinna.
Building Bridges: The video is not just a visual experience but a bridge to understanding and respecting the diverse stories that have shaped our community. The Heritage Commission invites you to watch the video and explore an interactive companion guide crafted in collaboration with the DEI Commission where you can dive deeper into the video narrative.
As part of our community’s recognition of November as Native American Heritage Month, join us in celebrating the cultural tapestry that makes Lebanon unique. This video project and the acknowledgment presented in it echo the importance of place, the enduring Abenaki presence, and our shared commitment to fostering respectful relationships with all who call these lands home today.