A land acknowledgement statement can be a powerful starting place. Use the process of creating and delivering land acknowledgements to learn more about Indigenous peoples, history, and culture, and to work towards positive change led by Indigenous peoples.
Walk in the woods, feel the spirit of the land and discover the history and thriving culture of the Nanticoke, Lumbee, Piscataway, Patuxent, Chicone and Pocomoke tribes. Modern Maryland American Indians are still living these traditions today—meet them at the events and sites listed on the website.
You are invited to explore the cultural heritage of the Native American and Indigenous peoples whose traditions and histories are an integral part of contemporary life in Maryland. Whether you engage virtually or explore sites in-person, you will encounter stories and places that invite reflection and respect for the tribal nations whose lands Marylanders also call home.
- Serves the interests Native American communities in Maryland by aiding in the process of obtaining State and/or Federal recognition
- Promotes awareness and better understanding of the historic and contemporary contributions of Native Americans to Maryland
- Assists state, local, and private agencies provide resources to address the educational, social, and economic needs of Native American communities in Maryland
Vision: Our vision is to create a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected.
Mission: Our mission is to lead the grassroots fight to protect Native American Cultural Sovereignty.
Goals: Our goals are to protect sovereignty, preserve culture, educate youth and build capacity.
Located in Washington, D.C. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
A Title V Indian Health Services contracted Urban Indian Health Program serving the Baltimore and Boston metropolitan areas. The Mission of Native American LifeLines is to promote health and social resiliency within Urban American Indian communities. Native American LifeLines applies principles of trauma informed care to provide culturally centered behavioral health, dental, outreach and referral services.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.