What is a Land Acknowledgement?
More and more these days, events will begin with organizers acknowledging that the land the event is taking place on is the traditional territory of Indigenous people. Usually the acknowledgements will including naming the people for whom the land is their traditional home, and sometimes reflecting briefly on the treaties (or lack thereof) that cover said land. Indigenous people have been doing land acknowledgements for a long time, but it’s relatively new in non-Indigenous circles.
Here are two great articles if you want to read more. Click here one by Indigenous writer âpihtawikosisân on her blog, and click here for one by non-Indigenous writer Stephen Marche in the New Yorker.