A land acknowledgement is a gesture of respect and awareness of the land and its history. It becomes meaningful when coupled with informed action that builds relationships. To continue on the path toward relationship, we will be reading the above acknowledgment of the land our church occupies during the worship service each Sunday. We invite the Church Council and other committees to read this statement at the beginning of their meetings as well. Each month, we will offer steps you can take to further your commitment to this acknowledgement.
Action Steps for the month:
- Take a walking tour of seven UW Campus sites highlighting indigenous presence on campus through the perspective of an indigenous student. https://ais.washington.edu/research/publications/indigenous-walking-tour
- Consider participating in Faith Action Network’s Sign on Statement about INIC Boarding Schools: https://bit.ly/INICBoardingSchoolsStatement. See Faith Action Network for more information (July 30): email@example.com
- Read the final chapter inAn Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (2014)the “Future of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz