Join us this Friday when Erik Carlson will enlighten us on Land Acknowledgements: Making them Meaningful and Appropriate. Here’s more:
Land acknowledgements in public institution contexts can be controversial. Some believe that recognizing the Indigenous people whose land has become the site of our work is meaningful and fights the erasure of uncomfortable history, while others – including some of our Indigenous colleagues and students – feel that these acknowledgements exist mostly to help white people feel better about themselves. This presentation asserts that – when done well – land acknowledgements are an important first step in decolonizing operations and provides guidance and resources for participants interested in developing land acknowledgements to use in their own work.
Associate Professor Erik Carlson is the Metadata Librarian at the Consortium Library and UAA’s coordinator for ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for the University of Alaska.
Hope you can join us for this timely topic! Friday, April 30 from noon-1pm.