November 14, 2022

L&C Land Acknowledgement Lunch and Learn

Come together as a community to discuss how we can–as Individuals, as LC members, and as a College–support Indigenous peoples. Bring your lunch November 28 at noon to Albany 220. This is the first one of a rotating topic series sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. If interested in attending or learning more, please RSVP, and read the required homework (approximately 30 minutes total).

Hello, staff and faculty:

Please join us for a brown bag lunch to discuss land acknowledgements and how we support indigenous populations on campus.

RSVP Now: Land Acknowledgement Lunch and Learn

At this event we will discuss the following:

  • What is a Land Acknowledgement?
  • Is it important?
  • Who is it for?
  • How do we create one?
  • Is it enough?
  • How do I create one that feels good?
  • Land Acknowledgements have been a conversation for many organizations for a while and although they start conversations, how can we continue to do more to support our Indigenous populations in the way they want?

Through our extensive research we have put together some articles, videos, and other resources we would like you to have access to before our lunch to talk through the work.

Reading before discussion (30 minutes total):

  1. General Article about LA: Land Acknowledgement – What is it and Why is it Important? (5 minute read)
  2. Land Acknowledgement - Short (2 minute video)
  3. LAND REPARATIONS & INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY TOOLKIT (9 minute read) https://native-land.ca/
  4. VOLUNTARY LAND TAXES (6 minute read)
  5. Land Acknowledgement Examples (10-15 minute read)

We encourage you to do even more research. Here are a couple other places to start:

Be prepared on November 28 to discuss these articles and videos. We will discuss how land acknowledgements affect our L&C community and greater Portland community. We will also discuss what happens AFTER the land acknowledgement, and how we at LC can take action to create changes.