The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW is recruiting for an individual (s) to deliver Native Land Acknowledgements at meetings and events.
A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
Part of this effort is to be deliberate in including an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement at the beginning of each of our general membership meetings. Our goal is provide space for Indigenous identities and agency for Indigenous voices to be heard, welcomed, and honored.
We are respectfully reaching out to those of Indigenous descent, whether your people are federally recognized or not, in search of those who would be willing to share an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement at the one or more of our ICSEW general membership meetings. Individuals do not need to be state employees nor members of the ICSEW.
The ICSEW meets the third Tuesday of each odd numbered month from 8:30 a.m to noon. Due to the pandemic, ICSEW is hosting its meetings virtually, via Zoom and Facebook Live until further notice. The Land Acknowledgement is held briefly at the start of each meeting.
If you are interested please contact us at ICSEW@ofm.wa.gov