Land Acknowledgement and Diverse Welcome
At one of our Town Halls listening to diverse voices in the Lutheran Church, Vance Blackfox recommended that congregations include a land acknowledgement and diverse welcome at the beginning of their worship services. See the clip below:
The resources recommended by Vance are here:
1) 6 Steps to Writing and Sharing a Land Acknowledgement
2) History Through a Native Lens Timeline
3) Blanket Exercise Toolkit - Includes resources to help craft a land acknowledgement statement
4) Reconciling Works has a number of sample affirmation statements your congregation can use to announce a diverse welcome at the beginning of your services.