Land Acknowledgement

The Native Visibility Project (NVP) is working on developing sensitive and impactful land acknowledgement guidelines for civic and community leaders. A land acknowledgement is a short, but pithy statement that brings attention to the local tribe(s) on whose land the activity is taking place and that not only reminds those in attendance that their presence was not and is not without consequence to the first people of that land.

Having our leaders strategically acknowledge the local tribe(s) in the areas they serve will remind communities that the original people are still here, relevant and that local policies must be created and implemented with the inclusion and input of Native people.

We seek to make land acknowledgments a process rather than a product thereby making their place at the beginning of community meetings respectful and meaningful rather than a rote duty.