By Karen Villegas
We acknowledge the contributions of Native Americans and most importantly celebrate the rich cultural heritage and people of Native American and Alaskan Native communities. This month is used to highlight the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous peoples and raise awareness about the issues that are most important to the Native American and Alaskan Native communities. You can find UC Berkeley’s Land Acknowledgement linked below, which was co-created by the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and Native American Student Development (NASD) and is a living document.UC Berkeley Land Acknowledgement
Land Acknowledgements are just one step in visibilizing native people and in the healing and reconciliation process, but action is needed beyond the acknowledgment so that they are not just seen as performative gestures. Please review the video below by NASD that discusses what action looks like beyond the acknowledgment.
NASD has organized several community events including the following:
- NASD Community Dinner – Nov 16th 5-7PM, at Native Community Center Patio at Anthony Hall – RSVP here
- NASD Drop-in Beading – Nov 16th, 23rd, 30th 3-5PM, at Native Community Center at Anthony Hall
Join NASD to celebrate and uplift the community during National Native American and Alaskan Native Heritage Month and year round!DEIB