From Recognition to Action: Understanding Land Acknowledgments
What is the purpose of land acknowledgements? What meaning and intent do we hope they convey? How do we move beyond rote recitation to meaningful action?
Join us for a virtual conversation with Joshua Reid, associate professor of American Indian Studies and the John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History, where we will explore the history, purpose, and meaning of land acknowledgements.
Joshua L. Reid
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, and John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History
Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Joshua L Reid (registered member of the Snohomish Indian Nation) is an associate professor of American Indian Studies and the John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Davis, and is a three-time Ford Foundation Fellow. Professor Reid’s research interests include American Indians, identity formation, cultural meanings of space and place, the American and Canadian Wests, the environment, and the indigenous Pacific. He teaches courses on American Indian History, the American West, U.S. History, and Environmental History.