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A guide and call to acknowledgement from the USDAC

"IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, AND AMONG TRIBAL NATIONS IN THE U.S., it is commonplace, even policy, to open events and gatherings by acknowledging the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of that land. While some individuals and cultural and educational institutions in the United States have adopted this custom, the vast majority have not. Together, we can spark a movement to change that.

 

We call on all individuals and organizations to open public events and gatherings with acknowledgment of the traditional Native inhabitants of the land.

Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. Imagine this practice widely adopted: imagine cultural venues, classrooms, conference settings, places of worship, sports stadiums, and town halls, acknowledging traditional lands. Millions would be exposed—many for the first time—to the names of the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the lands they are on, inspiring them to ongoing awareness and action."

- US Department of Arts and Culture

To download the guild visit: https://usdac.us/nativeland/

A consulting firm for companies and artists who want to create accurate work about, for and with Indigenous Peoples'.  

"We use Indigenous cultural protocols and ways of looking at the world to guide theater and film making/writing. We facilitate equitable connections between clients and Indigenous communities. We advise in program development to build bridges between organizations and Indigenous artists. We have a team of Indigenous people who have been doing this work for years and are experienced in many areas; writing, directing, acting, dancing, music, designing etc. We adapt to fit for whatever mode of expression a theater maker/ film maker chooses. We bring a sensitivity to different theatrical forms that have existed on this continent for centuries. We assist with research, tribal connections, cultural training and offer artistic workshops open to Indigenous theater artists and their allies."

- Indigenous Direction

To learn more visit: https://www.indigenousdirection.com/services