This is Dena’ina ełnena. Anchorage is Dena’ina homeland. Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement recognizing the Indigenous people of a place. It is a public gesture of appreciation for the past and present Indigenous stewardship of the lands that we now occupy. Land Acknowledgment opens a space with gratefulness and respect for the contributions, innovations, and contemporary perspective of Indigenous peoples. It is an actionable statement that marks our collective movement towards decolonization and equity.
SEED Lab facilitates public art installations that further the goals of land acknowledgement and recognition of Indigenous land and language.