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Lisa LaRue Baker, Speaker

Owner and gallerist of 785 Arts. Member of the Cherokee Nation.

Developing a Land Acknowledgement

Taking the first step to creating a Land Acknowledgement can be daunting and mysterious, and search engines make it more confusing. Accuracy, appropriateness, and engagement are key to developing a Land Acknowledgement and even more important is ensuring it is not performative, obligatory and insincere. This presentation will take you through the steps of identifying why and how, finding the correct parties and history, information about the Native people in your community today and even, ‘what happened to the ones who were here?’ Ponder the perspective of Native people, and even what ‘not’ to do. Focusing on positivity and contemporary involvement rather than tragedy and history, this program is meant to provide organizations, institutions and groups with a roadmap to local history, reparation and solidarity. 

Contact Lisa directly about speaking at your event:
(918) 681-0028

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How to Bring a Humanities Kansas Speaker to Your Event

  1. Review the Movement of Ideas catalog and select a speaker and topic.
  2. Contact the speaker and confirm time, date, and location.
  3. If interested, you can apply for funding to bring this speaker to your community. Find out how. (Please note: Completed applications, including the DUNS number, must be submitted six weeks before the event date to be considered for funding. Humanities Kansas is not able to fund applications that do not meet this requirement.)
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  5. Tell us how it went. After the event, download and fill out a Speakers Bureau Evaluation and Cost Share Form and email them to Abigail Kaup.
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