The Indigenous Kinship Collective New York City (KIN), acknowledges that we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples. We acknowledge the many Indigenous Nations with ties to this land and we recognize that the Lenape still call Manahatta home. KIN honors ourselves as Indigenous Womxn, Femmes, and Gender Non Conforming folx; we honor our matriarchs and non binary relatives who came before us, and those to come.
We are a community of Indigenous womxn, femmes, and gender non conforming folx who gather on Lenni Lenape land to honor each other and our relatives through art, activism, education, and representation. We, as matriarchs and knowledge keepers, center our intersectional narratives by practicing accountability with community and self-determination. We uplift intergenerational Indigenous voices and welcome mixed race, non-enrolled, Indigenous femme, non-binary, trans, two-spirit people. We denounce colonial power structures of leadership and blood quantum. We are circular and work in harmony with each other.
We are defined by those who came before us.