Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Land Acknowledgments

"Queen’s University is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.”

You may have heard this spoken, but do you know what it means? Land or territorial acknowledgments have become increasingly common in Canada, but can be challenging to do authentically. Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre has a good introductory resource. Workshops are also offered by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. To learn more about the history of the land known as Canada and the land known as Kingston, a few starting places include:

Two useful critiques of land/territorial acknowledgements are:

âpihtawikosisân, “Beyond territorial acknowledgments”.

Hayden King on writing Ryerson’s land acknowledgment