Author

Valerie Lambert

Valerie Lambert

Valerie L. Lambert is associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and president of the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists, which is a Section of the American Anthropological Association, and an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation.

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Land acknowledgments too often erase American Indians and sanitize history | Opinion

By: , and - October 14, 2021

Many events these days begin with land acknowledgments: earnest statements acknowledging that activities are taking place, or institutions, businesses and even homes are built, on land previously owned by Indigenous peoples. And many organizations now call on employees to incorporate such statements not only at events but in email signatures, videos, syllabuses and so on. […]