In affiliation with the Buddhist Action Coalition of NYC, we collectively embrace its core foundational values that will serve as the context within which to engage in all internal and external actions.
It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Muhheaconneok or Mohican people and the Munsee Lenape people, who are the indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.
The Buddhist Action Coalition in the Upper Hudson & Berkshires geographic region is roughly within an imaginary southern boundary of Woodstock-Kingston-Millerton, a northern boundary of Schenectady-Saratoga-Benningon, inclusive of the Berkshires in the east and the upper Catskills in the west.
The Mohican ancestral homelands extend along the Mahicannituck (Hudson River) from south of Pine Plains, New York and the Roelof Jansen Kill, south of the present Connecticut-Massachusetts border northward to Lake George and the upper portions of Lake Champlain, and from the Catskill and Helderberg mountains on the west eastward into the upper Housatonic River Valley and western New England.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation continues to place great significance in returning to its ancestral homelands and protecting cultural sites, click on this button to learn more --->
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