These resources are an excellent place to start thinking about developing land acknowledgements, or extending land acknowledgement practices. Part of taking steps towards supporting Indigenous and Native peoples is doing the appropriate research to educate yourself before asking for Indigenous labor, either through collaboration or education. Please review these resources before contacting anyone to seek out assistance. The most respectful way to approach this work is to start where you stand.
#StandingRockSyllabus – NYC Stands with Standing Rock

Standing Rock, Dakota Access Pipeline, Capitalism, Dispossession

A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement from the Native Governance Center

Displacement, Compensation, Returning Land

Acknowledging Native Land is a Step Against Indigenous Erasure

University, Institution, Visibility

Acknowledgement to Action: Ensure Your Land Acknowledgement is Meaningful

Meaningful Action, Pledge, Donations

Are You Planning to Do a Land Acknowledgement” from the American Indians in Children’s Literature

Mascots, Literature, History

âpihtawikosisân, ‘Beyond Territorial Acknowledgements’

Continuous Indigenous Presence, Relationships, Indigenous Protocols


Commitment, Accountability, Pronouncation

Changing the Narrative about Native Americans, a Guide for Allies

Guide, Allyship

Colonial Frontier Massacres Australia 1780-1930

Australia, Frontier Massacres, Digital Map

Creating New Futures


Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance’s “Decolonization Rider”

Commitment, Disclosures, Traditional Knowledge Protection, Land-Use Fee

Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang’s article, “Decolonization is not a metaphor”

Settler Colonialism, Abolition, Decolonization, Indigenous lands

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements

Community Engagement, DEIA

Guide to First Peoples and Traditional Territory, Canadian Association of University Teachers

Universities, Statements, Canada

Honor Native Land, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

Virtual Resource Pack, Guide, Art

“Indigenous Land Acknowledgement” from the Native Governance Center

Dakota, Native Nations, Solidarity

Jean O’Brien interviewed by J Kēhaulani Kauanui on the radio show “Indigenous Politics”

Podcast interview, settler Colonialism, modernity, Blood Quantum

“Know the Land Territories Campaign” from the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group

Indigenous Allyship, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples

“Land Acknowledgement: You’re on California Indian Land, Now What?” from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center

Responsibility, Reciprocity, Decolonization, Virtual Land Acknowledgement

“Land Acknowledgement” from the Northwestern Native American and Indigenous Initiatives

Northwestern University, Partnerships

Land Reparations & Indigenous Solidarity Tool Kit

Tool Kit, Decolonization Homework, Case Studes

M. McKenna, ‘Tokenism or Belated Recognition: Welcome to Country and the emergence of Indigenous Protocol in Australia 1991-2014. Journal of Australian Studies 38(4) 2014.

Tokenism, Australia, History

M. Rifkin, “Indigenous Orientations” in Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self- Determination, Duke University Press, 2017.

“Settler-time”, Temporalities, Sovereignty

Native Land Acknowledgements are Not the Same as Land

Stewardship, Land Back, National Parks

On this Land

Lenape, Land and Water Protectors

Reclaiming Native Truth Research Findings

Research, Narratives

Resource for Identifying Which Community to Acknowledge

Map, Native Lands, Naming

School for Advanced Research’s “Museums+Communities: Guidelines for Collaboration”

Collaboration, museums, methodologies

Territory Acknowledgement, Native Land


“Territories by Land” from Whose Land

Canada, GIS

The Savage Philosophy of Endless Acknowledgement

The New Red Order, Artists, Engagement