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Image: Artist unidentified. Horse Mask. 1900. Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence

As part of The Baltimore Museum of Art’s ongoing broad range of initiatives related to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, the Museum recognizes that we occupy land that generations of Indigenous people reside upon and have stewarded. The BMA is committed to engaging with local historians, scholars, and—most importantly—Indigenous people in the coming years to reflect on our obligations to and relationship with this land, its history, and its people.

Learn more about the history and peoples of the land you live on and land acknowledgments with these resources.

Native Land

Dive into a crowd-sourced map of Indigenous peoples, languages, and related treaties that this Canadian nonprofit has produced. Use this map, as well as a teacher resource full of lessons for many ages, to extend your knowledge.

Native Knowledge 360°

The National Museum of the American Indian has extensive resources for students and teachers that were created with Native communities, to reflect a contemporary and historical understanding of Indigenous presence. This Smithsonian museum has its own land acknowledgment and an instructional resource to contextualize the statement.

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

This grassroots organization dedicated to pursuing equity, empathy, and belonging through creativity, has created a guide that you can use to begin drafting a land acknowledgment.