4 Steps to a Better Land Acknowledgement

By Alicia Hibbert & Rebecca Shortt

  1. Identify the lands where you learn(ed), live(d), and work(ed). Visit native-land.ca to find Indigenous territory names and nations for these areas.
  2. Incorporate (authentic) gratitude related to these territories.
  3. Identify your relations: your mentors, your communities, your family, & Indigenous communities and individuals you have learned from.
  4. Identify your relation to the work: your reasons for doing a land acknowledgement (in your own words), your motivation to do decolonization work, your inner gifts and wisdom, your privilege and commitments for change.

Feel free to get in touch with me to support you as you develop your own personal and authentic land acknowledgement. Rebecca and I are available for 1:1 support, including editing speaking notes, as well as team-based support through a workshop. Together, we bring a Metis and settler-ally perspective.

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