Land Acknowledgement

Wherever we are, we are on Indigenous land. Any time settlers come together for a formal gathering, we have the opportunity to show respect by acknowledging the land and Indigenous Peoples who have tended that land for many generations.

St. Mark’s, Southborough stands on the land of the Nipmuc Nation, where Nipmuc people lived for thousands of years and continue to live. We offer our respect to all members of Nipmuc Nation, past and present, and honor the land itself. We recognize the historical and continuing violations of Nipmuc and other indigenous peoples’ sovereignty and territory by colonizers. We encourage all to learn more about this history and take action in the present to support the Nipmuc people.