The Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust (PPLT) is a tribally-led non-profit dedicated to reconnecting communities of American Indian tribes, clans, Urban Indians, and indigenous people across the Northeast. We embody an American Indian cosmology that holds Mother Earth and all living beings with deep reverence. As mindful caretakers of the land for all future generations, we teach our decedents to honor the connection to Earth, Sky, and to the Creator.
Our work goes beyond the contemporary settler colonial practice of land trusts. Historically, land management tools have dispossessed indigenous communities of ancestral lands and excluded us from decision-making processes related to land use and management. To our community, land is not property and conservation cannot exist without indigenous community.
We are here to return land to the people.
Our repatriation campaigns, aim to reclaim ancestral lands for the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation. We also support other tribes in regaining land and assist BIPOC communities as they access land across New England. Our efforts are focused on conserving the natural habitats, wildlife, and waterways that make up these lands, while also promoting responsible and regenerative use.
We serve farmer, rancher, and land steward communities who have been impacted by systemic and institutional racism and discrimination. Across the region, we share historical perspectives, agricultural practices, and our traditional spiritual values. We work with our land-based constituency to improve their livelihoods and the livelihoods of seven generation to come.
We believe that by protecting these resources and empowering native leaders, we are not only preserving the legacy of the Pocasset people, but are also ensuring a healthy and vibrant ecosystem for all who call this land home.
If you share our vision for a just and sustainable way of life, join us.
We continue to build for our next generations.