Interim Vice Provost Anita Azarenko asked Dr. Spirit Brooks, Dr. David Lewis, Jane Waite and Luhui Whitebear to join her this month to increase our understanding of respectful ways to acknowledge the contributions Native Americans continue to have on our communities and the natural world around us. Land acknowledgements are one way to honor the indigenous peoples that have for millennia stewarded the land we occupy. Acknowledgements also are an invitation to learn more about Native American culture and a first step to create and strengthen connections with tribal nations and members.

Join us in this month’s First Monday Update to discover more about the importance and relevance of land acknowledgements.

Review a compilation of resources to learn more about the tribes of Oregon and reflect on how you might offer a respectful acknowledgement:

Please share your reflections and questions with Anita by commenting below.

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2 thoughts on “Creating connections through land acknowledgements

  1. I want to thank you, Anita, for your first land acknowledgement at Extension Annual Conference. I thought it was beautifully done and it was thoughtful. I could see by your eyes and hear by your voice that it was sincere. Thanks, also, for this conversation about how we all can do better. And, the website resources are great. That map is impressive! I also linked to some other sites from these sites. One was made for children. That was about my speed on this subject so far. I’m committed to learn and do more. Thank you all. ~Karen Zimmermann, EESC

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