Land Acknowledgement

ALA and ALSC acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of all Indigenous peoples that call this land home. The Institute was originally going to be held in Minneapolis, so we take this opportunity to celebrate and support Minnesota Indigenous communities.

As part of this acknowledgement, ALSC requests our Virtual Institute attendees visit, carefully read the disclaimer, research, and answer the question: “Whose land am I standing on?” learn to recognize the Indigenous nations, communities, and organizations in your area.

Additionally, we encourage attendees to pursue personal and professional development opportunities regarding Indigenous collections, programming, and other work; the Partnering to Improve Indigenous Representation discussion on Saturday, 10/3, at 1:00pm is a great space to chat about doing this work in your community.

Finally, we recognize Indigenous LIS professionals among us and the important contributions you bring to the profession.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is located on Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land. Minnesota is home to seven Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) and four Dakota nations (MN Indian Tribes).

The ALA offices in Chicago are located on Kilkaapoi (Kickapoo), Peoria, Bodéwadmiakiwen (Potawatomi), and Myaamia land.


The Task Force is grateful to Jody Gray (She/Her/Hers Cheyenne River Lakota), previous director of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, for her assistance throughout the planning of the Virtual Institute