Now more than ever, it is crucial that we acknowledge the Indigenous People whose land we occupy. However, in order to be transformative, it is important to move away from “performative” acts, as Megan Red-Shirt Shaw in her essay “ Beyond the Land Acknowledgment; College “LAND BACK” or Free Tuition for Native Student ,” into a mindful way to show awareness, create accountability, and actively disrupt colonial structures.
As public health professionals, we must use our expertise to elevate the health of Indigenous People. We can do this by:
Establishing relationships with tribal entities, health councils and members
Advocating for policies and legislation ...