New mural acknowledges a Maine college sits on stolen land

PORTLAND, Maine — Town sits on unceded Wabanaki land. No treaty ever gave this territory to European settlers.

That reality was lately acknowledged in a preamble passage added to Portland’s metropolis constitution in 2022.

Now, the College of Southern Maine is giving a small nod to the identical fact, funding a wall-sized mural created by Maine Mi’kmaq artist and alumna Marissa Joly.