“Land Acknowledgment is the public recognition of Indigenous peoples. The Alaska Native people have stewarded this place for thousands of years. Their acute knowledge of this environment created a sustainable and symbiotic relationship with the waters, plants and animals of this land. We look to their Elders and their youth for guidance. It is only Indigenous ways of being that will ensure our collective future.
This workshop will focus your personal relationship and understanding of Land Acknowledgment and Indigenous ways of being. It will include a conversational presentation as well as a guided and abstracted ceremony that focuses on opening a space with gratitude and centering Indigenous ways of being.” — Melissa Shaginoff