Land Acknowledgement

CSC’s production of Free Shakespeare on the Common performs on land now known as The Boston Common which is on the traditional lands of the Pawtucket and Massachusett tribes, as well as the historic lands of the Wampanoag nation.

The Boston Common, in particular, has a bloody history towards Indigenous peoples that is seldom discussed. We wish to express our sorrow for this history and extend our deepest gratitude for the use of this space. We ask you to learn more about this, the process and importance of land acknowledgement, and ways to support Indigenous communities who are still here by exploring the materials we have gathered below. We hope these resources serve as a starting place for further learning and welcome feedback or additions to these materials from our community at

Please click the toggle titles below for a drop down menu of links to resources:

The Practice of Land Acknowledgement

Honor Native Land: We encourage you to view the video at this site and request a download of their PDF for more information.

Native Governance Center

Land Acknowledgement Explained (from Teen Vogue)

Colonialism Explained (from Teen Vogue)

Native Land Digital  ( A resource map to learn more about the land we reside on).


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