Valerie Lambert is president of the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists and associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation.
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. […]