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Land Acknowledgement Resources

By Michael Sholinbeck posted 08-12-2020 20:33


Here are a few land acknowledgement resources to get you started:

  • Welcome/Land Acknowledgement (Educational Developers Caucus/Réseau de formateurs en pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur, Canada)
    Briefly describes land acknowledgement in Canada, and has an example.
  • Are you planning to do a Land Acknowledgement? (American Indians in Children's Literature blog)
    FAQs and what to think about when planning a land acknowledgement.
  • Territory Acknowledgement (native-land.ca)
    Some whys and hows and additional resources. This site also has an extensive map of indigenous land areas so you can see on whose territory you are.
  • Beyond Acknowledgement: Land Grabs, Higher Education, and Moving Towards Justice: Guide to numerous resources on land acknowledgements, and on moving to action. From UC Berkeley. Large Print version also available.
  • Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgments for Cultural Institutions (NYU)
    More whys and additional resources.
  • Honor Native Land Guide (U.S. Department of Arts and Culture)
    "Created in partnership with Native allies and organizations, the Guide offers context about the practice of acknowledgment, gives step-by-step instructions for how to begin wherever you are, and provides tips for moving beyond acknowledgment into action."
  • Beyond territorial acknowledgments (âpihtawikosisân blog)
    Thoughts on acknowledgments worth perusing.
  • Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory (Canadian Association of University Teachers)
    The goal of this guide is to encourage all academic staff association representatives and members to acknowledge the First Peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work. Acknowledging territory and First Peoples should take place within the larger context of genuine and ongoing work to forge real understanding, and to challenge the legacies of colonialism.
  • Indigenous Peoples (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs): A vast amount of information from across the globe on indigenous peoples.
  • Indigenous Librarianship: From University of British Columbia, lots of information on resources, digital collections, knowledge organization and classification, and more.
  • IFLA Indigenous Matters Section: News, events, publications, and more.
  • Digital Land Acknowledgement: appropriate for all those Zoom (etc.) meetings many of us find ourselves in. It's by Adrienne Wong.
    "Since our activities are shared digitally to the internet, let's take a moment to consider the legacy of colonization embedded within the technology, structures, and ways of thinking we use every day. We are using equipment and high-speed internet, not available in many Indigenous communities. Even the technologies that are central to much of the art we make, leaves significant carbon footprints, contributing to changing climates that disproportionately affect Indigenous people worldwide. I invite you to join us in acknowledging all this, as well as our shared responsibility to make good of this time and for each of us to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization, and ally-ship."

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03-22-2021 12:40

The Kentucky Native American Commission can provide land acknowledgment information and may offer assistance with finding a Native American speaker for meetings. For information, contact them at https://heritage.ky.gov/aa-na/Pages/na-commission.aspx

08-13-2020 15:28

Arizona State University Library recently released a statement acknowledging indigenous land: https://lib.asu.edu/librarychannel/More-words-Acknowledging-Indigenous-land

Thanks for bringing up this topic, Michael!