Putting Down Roots

How can we acknowledge our location without being performative?

In today’s climate, we’re excited to see that more and more organizations are reexamining their locations through an indigenous lens, giving voice to the people who have inhabited lands and waters since well before European contact. Does copy-pasting a new line in your email signature make much difference, though?

While we’re hopeful that these are productive first steps towards decolonizing the ways we situate brands and organizations, it occurred to us in early 2020 that indigenous voices, stories, places and people need to be around the table in order for these adjustments in corporate placemaking to potentiate meaningful reflection and impact.

Working in partnership with our client-partner Talaysay Tours, we offer “Putting Down Roots” as a half-day workshop that combines an indigenous-led storytelling field trip outside your office with a conversation-based exploration of what meaningful acknowledgment might look like for your organization.

Full proceeds from each “Putting Down Roots” workshops are allocated to Talaysay Tours and the Urban Native Youth Association.

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Curious to get started? Let us know what you’re imagining using the form here, and we’ll happily follow-up to chat through any questions or ideas you might have.

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