Clearwater Honors Indigenous Traditions, Lives, and Resilience

Chief Vincent-Mann of the Ramapoo Lunaape Nation presents CW Captain Amy Nelson with a ceremonial peace pipe in October, 2020.

Our office resides on the intersection of the territories of Wappinger, Mohican, and Munsee peoples. Our historic Hudson River Sloop sails the Mahicantuck/Shatemuc, an important water route for trade and resources, shared by indigenous peoples throughout the length of the river. We make this acknowledgement out of respect for Indigenous peoples, to recognize their integral relationship to the lands and waters, to acknowledge suppressed and erased histories, and to remind ourselves and our communities that many Indigenous peoples from many nations live, study, and work in the Hudson River Watershed and throughout the world today.

Workshops We’ve Loved

  • Indigenous Resources & Perspectives for Outdoor Learning
  • Living Waters Acknowledgement Statement Workshop
  • Indigenous History, Teaching Tolerance

What We’ve Been Up To

Indigenous Peoples Education Program Winter 2020-present:

Deconstructing the traditional framing of Indigenous history from the snapshot of European interaction, the program explores the intricacies and the intersections of language, uses of the river, politics, and current issues still facing many groups today.

Voices of the Valley Interviews Summer 2020:

“Constellation” by Melissa McGill, 2015 In Partnership with the Lenape Center:

Constellation references a belief of the Lenape, the indigenous / Native Americans of the area, of Opi Temakan, the “White Road” or “Milky Way” connecting our world with the next.