Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements.

A program for building respectful and effective partnerships with Native American communities.


Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements is a training and assessment program that prepares organizations, institutions, and corporations to meaningfully partner with Native governments and communities.

Currently, most Native communities have access to a small fraction of their ancestral land, a fact that corresponds with devastating public health statistics that include lack of access to fresh water, medicine, food, and cultural resources.

Increasing Native and non Native partnerships has the potential to improve public health outcomes, expand economic opportunities within the conservation sector, and expedite the return of Indigenous land stewardship practices (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) to our local ecosystems, which we know is essential to helping us build resilient ecosystems that can withstand the impacts of climate change and more.


Public Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements workshops occur every few months. Event information will be
posted here. 

  • Aug 10, 5:00 PM
    A 90-minute integrated expert panel exploring Indigenous data sovereignty and how you can reindigenize data collection and interpretation in any program or project. Participants will leave with actionable steps and first hand advice for bringing Native voices and perspectives into data sciences.
  • Aug 23, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    An interactive 2.5 hour workshop for individuals seeking to grow their allyship with Native peoples. Participants learn about the strengths and limitations of land acknowledgements and explore concrete, action-oriented strategies for building connections with Native communities and organizations.
  • Sep 06, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    This discussion will highlight the importance of land back for the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians. Tribal members will discuss working with property owners to get their ancestral land back and how this process is helping their tribe.

Resource Database

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"Spirit of Healing Mural"

GBLA Case Study: positive Native visibility/Native Non Native partnerships


By Rose Hammock

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