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As a poet, Maggs Vibo's artistic practice takes place in the woods of Virginia. She acknowledges that she creates art on the traditional land of the Monacan People and pays her respect to the elders both past and present (stewards of the lands for generations). She acknowledges that this land on which she gathers is the ancestral occupied/unceded/seized territory of the Monacan People. She acknowledges the traditional lands of the Monacan, Powhatan, and over two dozen important territories in which she also spends time. She acknowledges that every community owes its existence and vitality to generations from around the world who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy to making history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to leave their distant homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgement are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. She begins this effort by acknowledging what has been buried and by honoring the truth. She offers a portion of the history: https://www.monacannation.com and takes this moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement here. She shares the hope of uncovering such truths of any and all history. She offers these words with respect, grounded in authentic reflection, presence, and awareness (as her Grandmother and mother taught her) and offers: https://native-land.ca/
The Monacan Nation, one of the few American Indian nations that still remain in their ancestral homeland, has made significant contributions to Virginia's history and development, and it continues to be a strong group, dedicated to the survival of Indian people in Virginia and throughout the hemisphere."
Qtd. in www.moacannation.com