HRI Work-In 2020: So You Read the Land Acknowledgment Statement: Now What?
From Erin Ciciora
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 worked 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.