Keynote Address: Monday, June 26 at 8 PM Eastern Time, streaming FREE on the Common Ground on the Hill YouTube channel. Learn about the Maryland State Arts Council's Land Acknowledgement Project from Folklife Specialist Ryan Koons.
Keynote Address: Monday, June 26 at 8 PM Eastern Time. FREE - No registration required. Tune in on our YouTube Channel HERE.
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Folklife Specialist Ryan Koons provides an introduction to land acknowledgements which are statements that recognize Indigenous peoples dispossessed of their land and/or relationships with land by settler colonists. These statements are an effective and ethical way to begin acknowledging Indigenous sovereignty, begin correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture, and begin inviting and honoring the truth.
In MSAC's Land Acknowledgement Project, MSAC staff engaged in compensated consultations with tribal elders from American Indian tribes whose lands are claimed by Maryland. Most importantly, this presentation will discuss ways to move beyond land acknowledgements towards positive change led by tribal peoples.
Ryan Koons’ presentation will be the subject ofthe Search for Common Ground class. Tuesday, June 27, 4 PM