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President Pescovitz speaking with Indigenous community member Wayne Cleland at last Fridays Land Acknowledgement Statement plaque reveal ceremony.

LAS plaque reveal ceremony affirms OU’s commitment to Indigenous community

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

Last Friday’s Land Acknowledgement Statement (LAS) plaque reveal ceremony featured a slate of speakers including the people behind OU’s LAS and individuals from the broader Indigenous community. The...

Native American performer Kevin Locke addressing the crowd during his set at Sundays Peace Day Concert.

Peace Day Concert celebrates Indigenous culture, Land Acknowledgement Statement

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

Created by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year as a commitment to fostering a culture of peace. Last Sunday OU celebrated the holiday as the...

Left to right: Andrea Knutson, Megan Peiser and Ashleigh Dubie doing research while crafting OUs Land Acknowledgement Statement.

The people behind OU’s Land Acknowledgement Statement

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2021

In what Campus Communications deemed “an explicit gesture intended to cultivate a mutually beneficial dialogue,” Oakland University officially adopted the OU Land Acknowledgement Statement last month....

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