What is a Land Acknowledgment?

A Land Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect
and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth.  Acknowledgment by itself is a small gesture. It becomes meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and informed action. But this beginning can be an opening to greater public consciousness of Native sovereignty and cultural rights, a step toward equitable relationship and reconciliation (U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Honor Native Land Guide, 2017)

The following video accompanies the USDAC’s #HonorNativeLand​—a guide and call-to-action (see the More Resources section below) to spread the practice of acknowledgment of traditional Native lands at the opening of all public gatherings.  

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