Resources on Developing Land Acknowledgements

Recently, Board Members and staff at Utah Cultural Alliance began thinking through our role in recognizing the Indigenous peoples of Utah. As such, we analyzed, took notes on, and discussed a wide variety of publications available in the importance of developing Indigenous Land Acknowledgements for cultural organizations. In celebration of Indigenous People's Day, we invite you to earnestly take an hour, if not more, of your work day to read through the following resources and consider creating a Land Acknowledgement for your own organization.

Look at the Utah Division of Indian Affairs' list of Tribal Nations: https://indian.utah.gov/tribal-nations/

  • U.S. Department of Arts and Culture - HONOR NATIVE LAND: A GUIDE AND CALL TO ACKNOWLEDGMENT

https://usdac.us/nativeland

  • Example of “A guide to acknowledging First Peoples and traditional land:” by Engineers Canada

https://engineerscanada.ca/sites/default/files/diversity/land-acknowledgements-guide.pdf

  • Tips for Creating a Land Acknowledgement Statement

https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

  • Canadian Association of University Teachers – Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory

https://www.caut.ca/content/guide-acknowledging-first-peoples-traditional-territory

  • She Geeks Out – Bringing Land Acknowledgement to Your Workplace

https://shegeeksout.com/bringing-land-acknowledgements-to-your-workplace/

Ernesto Balderas

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