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Land Acknowledgements

This guide is an introduction to land acknowledgements; it consists of general information regarding acknowledgements, tribal communities in Oregon, including OSU resources, and the land acknowledgement statement by OSU.

This IS Kalapuyan Land

This IS Kalapuyan Land is a physical exhibition that opened in 2019 at the Five Oaks Museum that was curated by Steph Littebird fogel. In 2020 the exhibition transitioned into an online and yard sign exhibition. 

The This IS Kalapuyan Land curator, Steph Littlebird Fogel discusses the importance of the exhibit and land acknowledgement in the Medium article, "Decentering Whiteness in the Museum" and Luhui Whitebear Center Director of the OSU Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws and Assistant Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society shares information about the exhibit in the piece "This is — and always will be — KALAPUYAN LAND"

Visit the Diversity & Cultural Engagement This IS Kalapuyan Land page for more information about the exhibit, its history, and connections OSU. 

Campus Events Spring 2022

This IS Kalapuyan Land 2022 Schedule of Events

Campus-wide Exhibit: April 18 - May 20, 2022

The Little Gallery Opening Event (210 Kidder Hall) April 21, 4-5:30 pm with Dr. David G. Lewis & Chanti Mañon

Local Tribal Histories Panel (Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws) April 26, 4-5:30 pm with David Harrelson & Joe Scott

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Museum Curation Panel (Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws) May 3, 4-5:30 pm Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk (Five Oaks Museum), Travis Stewart (Chachalu Museum), & Deana Dartt (Live Oak Consulting)

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Artists Panel (Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws) May 9, 4-5:30 pm with Steph Littlebird, Shirod Younker, & Natalie Ball

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Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting Luhui Whitebear at: or 541-737-9036. Sponsored by: College of Forestry; School of Language, Culture, and Society; School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts; Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws; The Valley Library; Office of Institutional Diversity

Exhibit at the Valley Library

In November 2021, the Valley library installed the This IS Kalapuyan Land exhibit both as a land acknowledgement and to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. 

Art Featured in This IS Kalapuyan Land

Everyone's A Winner - Don Bailey

The Sun Bathed Everything - Angelica Trimble Yanu (Oglala Lakota)

Butterfly Maker - Greg A. Robinson (Chinook)

Family Separation

S.O.S. - Derrick Lawvor (Modoc)

Floating Loksi' - Phillip Thomas (Chickasaw)

Neon Venus & New Wings Earrings - Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota)

Without a Trace - Nestucca (Grand Ronde)

Beaded Yoke - Carol Haskins (Grand Ronde)

Indigenous Diaspora - DeAnna Bear (Eastern Band Lenape)


Links to other sources of information