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"Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. Imagine this practice widely adopted: imagine cultural venues, classrooms, conference settings, places of worship, sports stadiums, and town halls, acknowledging traditional lands. Millions would be exposed—many for the first time—to the names of the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the lands they are on, inspiring them to ongoing awareness and action."
~ From the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment
Land Acknowledgments are not a substitute for actions in support of social justice initiatives. A Land Acknowledgment can be the opening of a conversation not an ending.
Citation formats do not have a format for Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers; NorQuest College Library developed a citation style in the spirit of wahkôhtowin and reconciliation:
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