Honoring Native Land
Recorded On: 10/02/2019
About this Webinar
Honoring the Native land which you occupy acts as an expression of gratitude and appreciation for those whose territory you reside on. It is important to understand the history that has brought you to this land, as well as to seek to better understand your place and role in that history and connection to current context. Land acknowledgments, statements recognizing the relationships that exist between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories, are one form of such acknowledgment, but should only be the start of the conversation. This webinar, featuring Carly Bad Heart Bull of the Bush Foundation, will examine the importance of honoring Native land and how you can holistically incorporate this acknowledgment into your programming.
- Why building relationships with Native communities, including through land acknowledgments, are important things to consider in your work
- What to consider when crafting and implementing land acknowledgements
- Why investing in Native country is important to the history and future of the United States
Carly Bad Heart Bull
Native Nations Activities Manager, Bush Foundation
Carly (Bdewakantunwan Dakota and Muskogee Creek) is a proud citizen of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and she lives in the Dakota homeland of Mnisota Makoce (Minnesota).
Carly previously taught the Dakota language to High-5 and kindergarten students in South Minneapolis. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, she worked as a law clerk for the presiding Family Court Judge for the 4th Judicial District and then as an Assistant County Attorney for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in its child protection division. She has also worked in the area of federal Indian law and represented families through the Indian Child Welfare Act Law Center. Currently, Carly is the Native Nations Activities Manager at the Bush Foundation, a regional funder whose focus is supporting community problem solving across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share that same geography. In this role, she works across all of the foundation’s program areas on their work serving Native communities. Carly serves on the board of directors of the national member-based organization, Native Americans in Philanthropy and is Vice-Chair of the board of a local non-profit and indigenous farm, Dream of Wild Health.
Carly lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, Jay, and their 2 ½ year old son, Quill. She loves to cook, read novels and rides horses when she can.
On Land Acknowledgments
- U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Lands Guide
- Resource for identifying which community to acknowledge: Native-land.ca
National Native Arts Organizations