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Roundtable: Land Acknowledgements: Purpose, Practices, and Perspectives
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

Land Acknowledgements: Purpose, Practices and Perspectives 

River Management Roundtable 

Chances are you’ve either seen or heard of native land acknowledgements, and you may have incorporated them into your presentations, websites, social media, or events on your river. Perhaps you feel their use represents moral exhibitionism. In this Roundtable, we will delve deeper into the importance of land acknowledgements and best practices, as well as sharing examples on rivers. We invite your questions and perspectives. Wherever you're at on your journey with native acknowledgements, we hope you'll join us to learn more!

We’re excited and grateful to be joined by our presenters, who has led land acknowledgement workshops with the USDA Forest Service, the National Wilderness Skills Institute and other organizations over the last few years: 


Colter Pence Colter Pence is a Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and Trails program manager with the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana.  She works primarily with the North Fork and Middle Fork of the Wild and Scenic Flathead Rivers, and portions of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in interdisciplinary natural resource management from the University of Idaho.
Serra Hoagland Dr. Serra Hoagland (Laguna Pueblo) serves as the Liaison Officer/Biologist for the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula Fire Sciences Lab to Salish Kootenai College. She focuses on building local, regional and national partnerships with tribes and intertribal organizations, mentoring students in natural resources, and conducting tribally-relevant research.


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About RMS River Management Roundtables

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with professional river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support your work managing rivers. We work together to tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery.