A "Land Acknowledgement" is a statement prior to a presentation or event that states that the land upon which the event occurs is (or was) the homeland of a specific Native American tribal nation.
In simplest form, the intention of a land acknowledgement is to create awareness of Native Americans and Native American issues and rights.
However, many Native Americans rightly consider a land acknowledgement that is not accompanied by an actual commitment to make amends to be empty words. Therefore, it makes sense to think about how we craft a land acknowledgement each time we take the opportunity to use one.
This guide seeks to provide resources for consideration by individuals wishing to investigate land acknowledgements.