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Land Acknowledgment Resources

Education & Engagement Series (asynchronous):

Land Acknowledgment: Whether you are new to the topic or looking to deepen your understanding, each installment of this series offers additional perspectives, historical context, and actionable steps for understanding the potentially transformative power of land acknowledgments. 

Lesson 1: Unearthing Forgotten Histories: Indigenous Presence and the Shadows of Colonization

Lesson 2: Worldviews in Collision: The Dance of Dominion, Diversity, and Land Relationships

Facilitated Workshop

The Land We Learn On: Refusing Invisibility & Erasure of Indigenous Communities
Led by Aaron Golding and Jasmine Gurneau

In this 90 minute training, participants will better understand what a land acknowledgment is and why it is important both individually and in relation to Indigenous Peoples. Participants will also learn a brief history of Native American initiatives at Northwestern, settler colonialism, and how to intentionally and respectfully engage with Indigenous communities to build relationships beyond the land acknowledgment statement.
*due to current capacity constraints, we are only able to offer this workshop to internal Northwestern-affiliated units. We are offering 30-minute consultation requests in lieu of a formal workshop.  

Land Acknowledgment Workshop Schedule

July 20, 2023; 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Register Here

October 18, 2023; 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Register Here


Potawatomi (Bodéwadmik)- Pot-tah-WAH-tah-mee

Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg)- Oh-JIB-way

Odawa (Odawak)- Oh-DAH-wah

Learn more about local, present-day Nations here:
Content in the link above used by permission of the American Library Association, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

Video by Multicultural Student Affairs

Created for incoming students during Wildcat Welcome Orientation


Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Created by Montreal Indigenous Community Network, this Indigenous Ally Toolkit (2019), explains the role that an individual occupies and plays within the collective experience and SO MUCH MORE!


We invite you to post this flyer in your work space to help spread awareness and reflection on Northwestern’s place in relation to the land its situated on. You can download, print and post the images below: 

Land Acknowledgment poster- PNG
Land Acknowledgment poster- PDF
Land Acknowledgment logo- purple
Land Acknowledgment logo- white

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