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What are your thoughts on land acknowledgments?

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Jun 22, 2023Liked by Aaron Pete

Land acknowledgements: they are performative activism or virtue signaling.

As they say: actions speak louder than words. I lived in South Korea for 15 years. How did I acknowledge the country of my residence? I learned the language, ate the food, read a lot of Korean history, made many Korean friends, went to cultural festivals and traveled all around the country. In order to truly support a culture or people, as you allude to, you need to engage in it.

All the performative activism and virtue signaling was probably the only reverse culture shock for me when I returned to Canada. That and the fact that Canadian food is mostly desserts..ha..ha.

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