Incorporating land acknowledgements into spoken and written word is a powerful way to honor native land, and is “a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth.” (Honor Native Land)
In this edition of the Justice in Public Health speaker series, Dr. Cori Bazemore-James will discuss when, how, why, and why not to use land acknowledgement statements. She will share her perspectives, research, excellent examples, and the practices she personally uses.
Attendees will learn the following about land acknowledgements:
- Their meaning;
- What they should entail;
- Who should create and use them;
- When and where to incorporate them; and
- The argument for not doing them, and the responsibilities that go along with them.