STAGES Youth Theater programming takes place in the unceded, traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy – including the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes.

We recognize these lands were seized – and untold numbers of lives displaced or taken – through the violent practice of colonial settlement in what is now Portland, Maine.

We respect the past, present, and future citizens of these Tribes and stand behind their cultural healing and recovery efforts.



Learn about the Wabanaki Nations:

Watch Dawnland documentary:

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Guide and Call to Acknowledgment

Read National Congress of American Indians Policy Paper – Tribal Nations and the United States:

Learn about the land near you: