If you've watched video of a leftist demonstration (or even attended a university graduation ceremony recently) you might have endured an "indigenous land acknowledgement" from the event's master of ceremonies, explaining that those gathered together are doing so on "occupied" land. Lindsay Shepherd explains why she rejects these apologetic performances:
Do land acknowledgments mostly only benefit the person who is publicly reciting them? Are Canadian-born white people actually uninvited visitors/guests on Turtle Island? Are indigenous people the God-given "caretakers" of the earth? I examine the phenomenon of land acknowledgements, and the issues they're connected to, as they become increasingly prominent in Canadian schools/universities and beyond.