• Piscataway Nation Dancers performing in Spanish Ballroom

    Land Acknowledgement

    Out of respect for the many Indigenous peoples who have known the Potomac Valley and its lands and waters as their homeland for thousands of years to the present day, we recognize the Native Nations' past, present, and future unbroken and unbreakable connections to these lands. We honor the resilience and perseverance of these Nations, including the Algonquin, Iroquois, and Siouan peoples, even as colonizers claimed this land as their own.

    We were pleased to present the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers at our annual Carousel Day festival (pictured above), and we will continue to honor Native peoples' culture and history. We are committed to collaborating with and presenting the work of diverse people and cultures.

    Use these resources to learn more:

    Maryland's indigenous peoplePiscataway Conoy TribeCedarville Band of the PiscatawayMaryland State Archives Indigenous Records GuideLand acknowledgements