Land Acknowledgments

Cindy Gross
Feb 12, 2021 · 3 min read
Illustration: Three women holding hands in a circle, viewed from above.

It’s becoming common to have “land acknowledgements” at justice focused gatherings. This is a way to recognize and respect Native peoples and their relationship with the land we colonizers stole from them. It also strengthens everyone’s relationship to nature, the lands we occupy, and the communities our dominant cultures often never take the time to see. Sometimes a land acknowledgement is simply asking people to name the traditional territory they…