Land acknowledgements have become common in the world of academia in the U.S. and Canada, and especially in the Humanities. But, outside of that reduced sphere, many are still unaware of the meaning, role, and importance of land acknowledgements. This might be a place where to start.
Following the installation of a commemorative plaque with a land acknowledgement on the facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art mid-May, we asked our followers on Instagram if they were familiar with the practice of land acknowledgement. 60% were unsure or complete strangers to the topic.