Here, various kinds of public events, whether a museum tour, or a municipal government council meeting, or a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening a new whatever, all start with an official, solemn intonation by some politician or bureaucrat along the lines, “We acknowledge that the land we are meeting on today is the traditional territory of Hokepatusi people.”, and if the land wasn’t handed over by treaty, “the unceded territory of the Hokepatusi.”
I believe such things have actually already begun now Stateside – pretty sure I have read about them, maybe even reported them here; we can surely expect to see more of such in America as time goes on.
Bad American ideas often start as bad Canadian ones, first.
Sorry – and I mean that. 😉
P.S. When the reaction comes, I want to see ‘land acknowledgements’ continue, but in a different way:
“We acknowledge this land upon which we are meeting today is the traditional territory of the Canadian people, obtained from its previous holder the Hokepatusi by the age-old right of conquest, in which the British / French utterly humiliated them in battle, and then wrested it from them officially by forcing them to sign away via treaty.”
Now THAT’S a territorial acknowledgement I WANT to see! 😉