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Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC is a Course

Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC

Started Feb 1, 2021

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Full course description

DATE:  Self-paced

DURATION: ~60 min

LOCATION: Canvas

DESCRIPTION:

Something faculty and staff may have noticed about working at UBC is our commitment to mending, creating, and sustaining good relationships with Indigenous peoples, in particular the Indigenous people on whose unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands our campuses are situated on. As UBC community members, we are all responsible for engaging thoughtfully, consistently, and humbly in this process.

Part of this work is reflected in our ability to acknowledge these lands and their history in a sincere, respectful, and meaningful way.

In this course we will cover:

  • foundational knowledge about what a land acknowledgement is and why we do them
  • exploring and addressing some of the barriers many learners experience when doing land acknowledgements
  • developing your own land acknowledgement

As you move through this course, you will engage with readings, video clips and other resources to help you along your learning journey. These materials also include some examples of land acknowledgements being done by UBC staff and a set of reflection questions at the end of each module intended to guide you in the process of creating your own land acknowledgement.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Recognize why land acknowledgements are an important part of our work at UBC.
  • Identify your positionality and responsibility when offering land acknowledgements and engaging with Indigenous communities.
  • Utilize resources and educational tools needed to deliver land acknowledgements

KEYWORDS: ONCS, VRPTGY, VRRNSE, ORLS, OE, DYIN, TGLG, LPMT

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