Shared by our BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC READERS we take a peek at a progressive memo and formal declaration by the local creative class . . .
The punchline here is that, like most promises penned by the elite throughout Western history, the empty words and treaties are mostly meaningless . . . Read more:
Deets . . .
"The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art stands on the homelands of Native American peoples, at the juncture of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. In recent years, these nations have included the Missouria, Oto, Kansa, Osage, Shawnee, and Delaware. We pay respects to all Indigenous peoples — past, present, and future — for their continuing presence in the homeland and throughout the Native American diaspora."
More about the process . . .
"Land Acknowledgments formally recognize, honor, and give thanks to the Native caretakers and residents of a region, as well as their ancestors and future generations. They counter the erasure of Native peoples by honoring Tribal histories and drawing attention to Tribes’ traditional lifeways and enduring spiritual connections to the land. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is in the process of revisiting our Land Acknowledgment to create an inclusive, collaborative, and accurate statement that centers the voices of Indigenous peoples."We are partnering with a multitribal Native American advisory group to create a statement that represents the perspectives of the Native American peoples whose ancestors made their homes on the land around the museum. It is our greatest honor to learn from the diverse perspectives of our Native American partners throughout this process. We recognize that true acknowledgment is a collaborative learning process that never ends, and we see this acknowledgment as one step in that journey."
Developing . . .