Trinity Rep stands on what was once the lands of the Masswascut — The Land between the two rivers, and the territory of Meshanticut, which are the ancestral homelands of the Narragansett, Pokanoket, and Nipmuc people.

Beginning with colonization, and continuing for centuries, these communities have been dispossessed of most of their ancestral lands in Rhode Island by the actions of individuals and institutions. Additionally, as contemporary Rhode Islanders, we hold the legacy of this state’s economic foundation through its participation in the triangle slave trade. It is our responsibility to understand these actions, commit to honor the past, and build our future with truth.