Each Wednesday at 10am EST, we host a Weekly Communication Support Check-In to share best practices and discuss with each other how we are communicating differently (or the same) during the current social and health crisis. Here are some notes from this week’s meet-up that may help you navigate what’s most important to communicate now.

We were lucky this week to be joined by special guest Jaclyn Roessel from the U.S. Department of Arts & Culture to present and discuss “Honoring Native Land with Acknowledgment.”

See the full video from the session and the chat transcript below.

CHAT TRANSCRIPT:

10:00:29 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Welcome! We will get started soon. Glad you are here.
10:07:34 From Joy Oakes : Joy Oakes, NPCA
10:07:45 From Kris Campbell : kris campbell is here!
10:07:48 From Wendy Liscow : Wendy Liscow (She, her, hers)
10:07:48 From Golumbia : Nancy Golumbia
10:07:48 From Anita Thomas , Carolyn Dorfman Dance : Anita Thomas, Carolyn Dorfman Dance
10:07:53 From Chivona She/Her/Hers : Chivona Roberts
10:07:54 From Jennie | she/her | Appel Farm : Jennie Quinn, Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus
10:07:55 From Jane DeRose Evans : Jane DeRose Evans, Chair, Art History, Tyler School of Art and Architecture
10:07:56 From Gail Stavitsky : Gail Stavitsky, Montclair Art Museum, thanks for having this session today!
10:07:57 From Golumbia : Jacob Golumbia
10:07:58 From Gretjen Clausing : Gretjen Clausing, PjhillyCAM
10:07:59 From Shannon ~ s/her/s ~ Land of the Muscogee Creek : Hi, everyone! Shannon Turner. Pleasure to finally return after a long hiatus after my grandmother’s passing.
10:08:00 From Jennifer Apgar : Hi Everyone! Jennifer Apgar from Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ
10:08:12 From Gretjen Clausing : PhillyCAM
10:08:15 From Meghan Van Dyk : Hello! I am Meghan Van Dyk, and I build community and amplify community voice through clarity, fairness, and inclusive engagement. I’m Zooming in from the Philly area.
10:08:23 From Priscilla Hopkins-Smith, Arts Ed NJ : Hello Everyone!! Priscilla Hopkins-Smith from Arts Ed NJ.
10:08:28 From Laura Steffen : Good morning! I’m Laura Steffen, a life coach currently being in Overland Park, KS.
10:08:38 From Brandi Turner : Wonderful! Glad to be here. Good morning, All!
Brandi Turner of Sipp Culture in Utica, MS
10:09:11 From Brienne Rosner : Good morning! Brienne Rosner from Peters Valley School of Craft here 🙂
10:09:29 From Kelley Martin : Kelley Martin with The Wave Foundation from Portland, OR here!
10:10:13 From Kristin Muller : Good morning, Kristin Muller from Peters Valley School of Craft in NJ
10:10:22 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Nathalie Nia Faulk/ They/Them Alternate ROOTS /Southern Organizer Academy Call in from Louisiana!
10:11:20 From Jaclyn Roessel : You can find the lands you are on at: native-land.ca
10:23:18 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Deeply grateful for the broadening of this definition as something that is today existing and not a single moment in history.
10:25:18 From Priscilla Hopkins-Smith, Arts Ed NJ To Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact(privately) : Can we add the title of the book in chat? Thank you
10:26:43 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
10:27:34 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Amy Lonetree
10:27:38 From Kelley Martin : I echo re: reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States is. I’m reading it right now and it should be required reading for anyone that lives on the lands in the US.
10:27:39 From Anita Thomas , Carolyn Dorfman Dance : Are any European(white)-colonizers practicing acknowledgement appropriately outside of the US
10:29:17 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Love “Co-creating a practice”
10:33:20 From Laura Steffen : I am currently reading “As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock”, by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, which references and acknowledges the work of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
10:33:23 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : SO scary the ways that systemic erasure happens
10:34:28 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : illuminative.org
10:35:48 From Golumbia : I think it’s this Ennis: https://illuminatives.org
10:35:58 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Thanks, Nancy!
10:36:29 From Brandi Turner : This presentation is really great.
10:36:46 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Yes Jaclyn!!! Speak to it !!!!
10:36:57 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : This presentation is so dope!!!!!!
10:37:12 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Trans Inclusion is needed!
10:39:07 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Heather Davidson How Racism Against Native People is Normalized from Mascots to Costumes https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-racism-against-native-people-is-normalized-from-mascots-to-costumes
10:39:21 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Yeeesss Ennis!!! You are on it
10:43:49 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Communication as a launch pad
10:46:42 From Kristin Muller : This is wonderful, thank you. How do you suggest that we connect with indigenous elders in our local area?
10:49:41 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : Will wait for Jaclyn to post the toolkit link or I will at the end
10:52:33 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : #taste Jaclyn
10:54:08 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : One article https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/31/native-american-land-taxes-reparations
10:56:12 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : “Perfectionism is the enemy of the good” – I’ve posted this before 😉
10:56:14 From Anita Thomas , Carolyn Dorfman Dance-she/her : is there any activity that people can get involved to make the US government fund what they stole so you wouldn’t have to involve individuals send you donations for a land tax. The US government should provide all funds through taxes we citizens pay
10:57:14 From Ennis Carter (she/her) – Social Impact : https://usdac.us/nativeland
11:01:02 From Anita Thomas , Carolyn Dorfman Dance-she/her : of course I believe in reparation, so this is another form of that
11:01:10 From Kelley Martin : Any recommendations of what NOT to do for land acknowledgements?
11:01:25 From Joy Oakes : Thank you! this was so informative and inspiring.
11:02:04 From Jane DeRose Evans : thank you so much for this helpful workshop! I have to go to another Zoom meeting
11:02:06 From Gretjen Clausing : Do you recommend a call to action as part of a land acknowledgment
11:02:29 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Jaclyn’s anyaiss = 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
11:02:44 From Kelley Martin : Thank you so much!
11:02:44 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Analysis *
11:02:46 From Laura Steffen : Thank you, so much, for your time and for sharing your experience and this important information, Jaclyn! I so appreciate it.
11:02:51 From Jaclyn Roessel : Jaclyn@usdac.us
11:02:53 From Kristin Muller : Thank you so much.
11:03:33 From Gail Stavitsky : Thanks so much, this has been a very inspiring program!
11:03:41 From Shana Oltmans : Thank you so much!
11:04:06 From Gretjen Clausing : Good recourse here in Philly. https://ipdphilly.org/
11:04:06 From Nathalie Nia Faulk They/Them : Deep Gratitude!!!!
11:04:07 From Golumbia : thank you! we’ve learned a lot
11:04:20 From Gretjen Clausing : Thank you.
11:04:24 From Wendy Liscow : This was so helpful. THANK YOU
11:04:27 From Nasha Taylor (she/her) : this was a wonderful experience thank you
11:04:27 From Lynnette’s iPhone : 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
11:04:28 From Anita Thomas , Carolyn Dorfman Dance-she/her : it was very helpful
11:04:30 From Brandi Turner : really incredible presentation. Thank you.🙏🏽
11:04:37 From Priscilla Hopkins-Smith, Arts Ed NJ : Thank you!!!

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