In 2018, the University of Illinois established a Land Acknowledgment Statement. Statements like these are increasingly read not only throughout the United States, but also in other contexts globally.
So what is a Land Acknowledgment Statement and why is it read? How is it connected to larger Native American issues (activism?) on our campus, in our region, and throughout the country? And now that we’ve read (or heard) it, what’s next?
At this work-in, we will work to create a list of questions related to the Land Acknowledgment Statement in order to co-create resources, guiding principles, and strategies around the next steps.
Format: Participants will submit questions and experiences related to the Land Acknowledgment Statement (local context, contents, terminology, use, applicability to teaching, etc.) ahead of the work-in date. You can submit these at the time of registration.
Preliminary answers, ideas, and resources will be shared during the work-in, and used to create materials available after the work-in presentation & discussion.
Facilitator: Jenny Davis (Anthropology and American Indian Studies, Chancellor’s Fellow for Indigenous Research & Ethics)