TU holds land acknowledgment ceremony for local tribes

TULSA, Okla. — On Tuesday evening, The University of Tulsa (TU) held a land acknowledgment ceremony at the Student Union Great Hall. TU’s main campus resides on Mvskoke (Creek) land.

Members of TU’s Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), the TU Native American Student Association and the TU Native American Law Student Association attended the event.

Amanda Chastang is the university’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“Oftentimes, it is really overlooked how land was occupied. That history is really dark, and it’s important for us to not only acknowledge that history, but making sure the education gets out to people,” said Chastang.

A land acknowledgment plaque was also unveiled. TU hopes to promote more collaborations and partnerships amongst the local tribes.