In this two-part workshop, attendees will learn about land acknowledgement statements and have the opportunity to write their own statement to include in upcoming abstracts or presentations. This workshop is recommended for all SSA members, including those who will be presenting at SSA 2022 in April.
Part A: Thursday, 10 March, 10-11:15 a.m. Pacific
• Workshop leaders will explain the importance of land acknowledgements and teach the process for how to write land acknowledgement statements. Attendees will be provided with a toolkit and given one week to draft their own statement as it relates to their research. This session will include both large and small group discussion.
Part B: Thursday, 17 March, 10-11:15 a.m. Pacific
• Attendees will have the opportunity to share the draft of their land acknowledgement statement in a small group discussion to receive feedback from workshop leaders and fellow attendees.
• Camille Louis, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
• Jenny Nakai, University of New Mexico
• Mario Ruiz, Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional
• Ericka Alinne Solano, Universidad del Mar
• John Townend, Victoria University of Wellington; SSA president
• Carlos Alberto Vargas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
A land acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the relationship between your research and the location where it takes place by respecting indigenous peoples’ relationship to a specific area, acknowledging the history of a land, reflecting on your place within that history and taking action to honor the indigenous communities.
We ask you to join the Zoom event with the name you used to register. If you will be using a different name or joining by telephone, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This meeting is open to registered attendees only.