Updated: Aug 22, 2021
We're very excited to share our first version of a Central Arkansas Land Acknowledgement! Land acknowledgements are just the tippy toe first step of showing respect and honoring the Indigenous peoples of the lands we occupy. We chose to also acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions of enslaved Africans who were forced to these lands and their descendants who make Arkansas their home.
Check out the Native Land website or app to learn more about local indigenous territories and languages where you reside.
Read Summer Wilkie's work "Personal Essay: Land Acknowledgements Fall Short in Honoring Indigenous People" posted in Arkansas Soul, January 2021.
Read the SOGOREA TE' Land Trust's Rematriation Resource Guide
Download a pdf of our land acknowledgement here! Feel free to share and let us know what you think!