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Do you know whose land you are on? A FACL BC Resource List

28 Feb 2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous

Do you know whose land you are on? A FACL BC Resource List

What is a land acknowledgment? A land acknowledgment is a statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of their land and their traditional territories. (A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgment from the Native Governance Center; Northwestern University).

Why do we recognize their land? We recognize their land as an expression of gratitude and appreciation for the land we reside on. This is a way to honour Indigenous Peoples who have been living and working on the land since time immemorial. (A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgment from the Native Governance Center; Northwestern University).

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society’s Advocacy Committee has compiled this resource list to invite our members to learn about the land we live and work on as legal professionals, the history of Indigenous peoples here, and the relationships between Asian and Indigenous communities on this land.

Join us on March 11, 2021 for the Supportive Relationships Dialogue Series: Current Strategies for Fostering Reconciliation & Dismantling Colonial Approaches. This dialogue series is focused on supportive relationships between BC's Indigenous and Pan-Asian communities, working together in the past, present, and future. It is presented by the CBABC in partnership with the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law - Indigenous Legal Studies, and FACL BC. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=bc_BC21IND01S


1) History of Indigenous peoples in BC


2) Relationship between Asian-Canadians and Indigenous Peoples


3) How to pronounce original names of landmarks - City of Vancouver website


    4) Purpose of Land Acknowledgement


      5) Videos/Media

        • This Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019 Panel by the Native Governance Center features Indigenous panelists Kate Beane, Mary Lyons, Rose Whipple, Rhiana Yazzie, and Cantemaza (Neil) McKay engaging in a discussion about Indigenous land acknowledgements


        6) Show Support

          • Support Indigenous access to justice, specifically related to environmental and Aboriginal law, by donating to Raven Trust

          • Refer to the Indigenous Ally Toolkit to learn what it means to be an ally and how to engage in the continual process of anti-oppression work

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