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The Was and the Is: USM Land Acknowledgment

August 05, 2021

Reflections on Writing a Land Acknowledgment By Libby Bischof & Aaron Witham For the first time in 141 years, the University of Southern Maine opened its May graduation ceremonies with a Land Acknowledgment. Due to COVID-19, this year’s commencement was a virtual event. As...

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Truth, Healing, and Change at USM

July 20, 2021

Between February and June 2021 the Native-led Land Recognition Committee (LRC), established at the University of Southern Maine (USM), met to make recommendations for an aesthetic representation of land acknowledgement for the new buildings on the Portland campus. The LRC quickly delivered aesthetic and...

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