Disclaimer: This resource has been developed to identify the components that can contribute to a Land Acknowledgement that initiates steps towards meaningful and equitable relationship building with Indigenous communities and establishes commitments that directly lead to change. We make no claims of authority or sole authorship in the creation of this resource. Rather, we recognize the multigenerational Indigenous efforts of past, present, and future leaders creating pathways for decolonial futures.
The question is: what can a Land Acknowledgement do and how can it lead to different futures, and different relationships? How can it lead to land back, how can it lead to knowledge back, how can it lead to ancestors and belongings back: #everythingback? If decolonization is not a metaphor, then land acknowledgements cannot be metaphorical.