On the landing page are a number of land acknowledgements and I hope that you took the opportunity to play, listen, and contemplate the message delivered. Through the power of YouTube, messages can be easily shared with others.
Using YouTube as a platform to reach an audience is something that many people have done for a long time. It makes sense that land acknowledgements make use of the platform as well. Beyond simply being played, they can be shared or embedded where appropriate.
I’ve been in the audience where a number of land acknowledgements have been delivered. Some were carefully crafted and delivered humbly with passion. Others, not so much. In some cases, it was similar to a prayer before dinner – delivered in a speedy fashion to get it done.
If we truly believe in truth and reconciliation, it should be as solemn as the issue. There should be no exceptions. Below, you’ll find some examples.
Via YouTube – the Simcoe County District School Board shares this message.
A couple district school boards have their own shared there.
- Waterloo Region https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoiq-ah7xO4
- Halton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsuMGtOsGWI
The Canadian Association of University Teachers has provided this guide for its members. On the guide page, land acknowledgements as listed by institution. Both institutions from Essex County are represented.
How does your institution acknowledge the land that it stands on?