Crafting a Land Acknowledgement for Kirkridge

Crafting a Land Acknowledgement for Kirkridge

Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

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Thursday, January 19th 2023 2pm ET

Facilitator: Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

Before I arrived at Kirkridge, I would wake up in the middle of the night needing to jot down ideas and dreams and tasks for the ever growing to do list for when I would finally land here. One of the things I knew needed to be at the top of the list was writing a land acknowledgement for Kirkridge. I would be welcoming folks to this sacred land over and over again. I needed to know the history of this land and the stories and names of the Indigenous folks who lived and continue to live here. I would need to read, listen, and build relationships.

I am just beginning that work. It will be long, constant work, that always holds the question, “so what?” Why do land acknowledgements matter? How do you hold them meaningfully? How do we build in accountability rather than just a token acknowledgement?

I am grateful that this work is always held in community. Help me hold these questions. What do you know about the history of this land and the peoples who have lived and died here? What work have you done around land acknowledgements? What other stories and histories in this place need to be told in one way or another? Let’s hold the questions and share our learnings together.

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