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There are simple but meaningful ways to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land. A campaign by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture aims to increase such acknowledgements by educational and cultural institutions the way they are in other countries such as Canada and Australia. They suggest adopting practices like publicly offering recognition and respect and fostering a broader public awareness of history. We’ll hear about the campaign and the possibilities for healing it holds.
Mary Bordeaux (Sičháŋǧu Lakota) – co-owner of Racing Magpies
Adam Horowitz – chief instigator with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
Ty Defoe (Oneida and Ojibwe ) – co-founder of Indigenous Direction, artist, writer, activist, musician and interdisciplinary artist.
Larissa FastHorse (Sičháŋǧu Lakota) – co-founder and playwright
Break Music: “Sovereign Land” – Summit Dub Squad (song) The Native Movement Native Music Compilation (artist) Written In Blood (album)
Lance Ami says
As a native, I do not need to be acknowledge. There’s so much going on in traditional life. I don’t have the time. Its easier if non-native do not know what is going on in the native lands.