I am excited to share that my newest article is being published in Chicago History Magazine. The title is “Chicago is on the Lands of the Potawatomi: Why Land Acknowledgments for Chicago should acknowledge this historical fact” and it traces the history of land acknowledgments in the United States, the value of a land acknowledgement as a monument/memorial, but also the importance of including a “Call to Action” articulating the ways in which present occupants of Indigenous lands intend to recompense for our losses with support, collaboration, etc. in ways appropriate to the person or institution they are affiliated. Lastly, I point out the importance that Land Acknowledgments be historically accurate, respect tribal sovereignty, and eschew the politics/agendas of individuals who make unsubstantiated claims of homeland/territory. I hope you find it a thoughtful and thought provoking read. You can download and read the article (pdf) here. The full issue will be up on the CHM Issuu site (linked above) later this year
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