* See note at bottom of paragraph about what a Land Acknowledgement means.
We have 2 art styles of Land Acknowledgement Statements that offer open respect for the Indigenous peoples who have loved and nurtured the land for many generations. These wonderfully artistic plaques are created using durable Gatorboard mounting with a routered hanging channel at the back of the plaque. We offer options for business and personal use as well as customized wording to suit your territory.
The default wording is for the Algonquin Territory where we are located.
Custom Option: to reflect your territory, nation and language custom wording you first select the CUSTOM option, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific wording. Customized plaques have an additional cost.
Plaques are special order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
* The statement acknowledges in real time, the First Peoples of this continent called Turtle Island, and of the territory you live in. You speak in the present to acknowledge the original caretakers of the land and by respecting the present, you respect the past. Acknowledging this fact does not mean you have to give up your home or business. These are words of respect. But there’s more to it...
Words are not enough...
Actions have to back up the statement - setting a plaque on the wall is a good start, but it isn’t enough. Develop a working relationship with the Indigenous people whose territory you are residing or operating on. Learn who they are, what their history is, stand with them to advocate for positive change and education. Be an ally. Learn how you can give back locally to programs that benefit the people whose land you’re on. Become part of the solution to restoring the cultural balance of the people.