Libraries and land acknowledgments: Make them personal, with meaningful connections, and follow through

Land Acknowledgements are a beginning step in Reconciliation. However, as they have become more prominent in Settler events, schools, and government, there is still a debate as to their value in Reconciliation. This website discusses both sides of the debate, the concerns that they are just a step on an agenda to promoting awareness and a means to ensure Settlers cannot ignore the need to make bigger steps in the Reconciliation process. Additionally, for those creating, using, and programming about Land Acknowledgments, the website provides important aspects to include and go alongside your Land Acknowledgement.


Courtney Bremer (she/her) – is an MLIS candidate at the University of Alberta living in Waterloo, Ontario with her family, situated on Haudenosaunee land, Treaty 3, 1792. She works at the University of Waterloo in the Library managing electronic resources. Although having a diploma in Police Foundations and previous work in the student awards and financial aid, making the move to the library five years ago sparked a deep interest in information science. She has presented at ER&L on improving workflows, process mapping and is a member on CRKN and NISO committees.