Join Penobscot elders in water ceremony to recognize Indigenous People’s Day

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BELFAST — On October 11, Indigenous People’s Day, there will be a Water Ceremony shared by Kathy Paul and Natalie Michele, Penobscot Elders and Water Protectors from the Penobscot Nation. It will take place at
the Friends of Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area, 290 Northport Avenue, Belfast, at 1 p.m.

All are invited to attend this ceremony to honor and protect the Little River, and the Belfast Bay Watershed.

Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County and the Friends of Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area.

“While we are proud that Indigenous People’s Day is commemorated here in Maine, we are also aware of how arrogant it must seem to offer one day of recognition to the peoples who have been here for over 10,000 years-and to whom we owe a debt we can never repay for their care and guardianship of the lands and waters which were stolen from them, this beautiful place we all call home,” said Meredith Bruskin, in a news release.

“Join us Monday, October 11, to honor and give thanks for the beautiful waters that surround us here on Penobscot Bay and to share ceremony with the Penobscot Elders, our allies in caring for the waters of the Belfast Watershed, said Bruskin. “Living sustainably is essential for all people, for our youth and for future generations. Water is life.”

There is limited parking.

If you are physically able, please park at the Belfast Water District and walk to the ceremony.

Event Date: 

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 1:00pm

Event Location: 

Friends of Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area

Address: 

290 Northport Avenue
Belfast, ME
United States