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U. Oklahoma Undergrad Congress Resolution Says Students are ‘Visitors’ on Indigenous Land

U. Oklahoma Undergrad Congress Resolution Says Students are ‘Visitors’ on Indigenous Land

“It passed by a unanimous vote, 28-0.”

Elizabeth Warren would be proud of these students. Is anyone else looking forward to the complete collapse of our higher education system?

The College Fix reports:

U. Oklahoma Undergraduate Congress resolution: Students are ‘visitors’ on indigenous land

The University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Student Congress recently passed a resolution mandating that all Student Government Association meetings begin with an acknowledgement that the university sits on indigenous land.

Specifically, the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Act notes that OU students are “visitors on [indigenous] land,” and gives thanks to any Native Americans present “for allowing [students] to gather.”

It passed by a unanimous vote, 28-0.

The resolution was sponsored by SGA President Adran Gibbs and the SGA inclusivity department’s Taylor Chiariello, according to OUDaily.

“It’s doing the right thing. It’s acknowledging what should be acknowledged at every event,” chair Emma DeAngeli said.

The decision comes on the heels of the first Cherokee Nation delegate being appointed to the US House of Representatives. University of Oklahoma alumnus Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee, chose Kimberly Teehee for the role on August 29. Hoskin noted the Cherokee have the right to representation under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota.

In 2015, Teehee gave the keynote speech at a OU Law symposium titled “Indigenous Women, Law and Power.” She is a former adviser to Barack Obama.

According to its website, the Cherokee Nation is the largest of 567 “federally recognized tribes” and has over 370,000 members, one-third of whom live in northeastern Oklahoma.


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Morning Sunshine | September 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

anyone going to tell these snowflakes that the pre-Trail-of-Tears Cherokee owned slaves?
Black African-born slaves?

Whose land was it before the Cherokees occupied it? How far back are we supposed to go–do we now have to acknowledge that we are visitors to land once occupied by Neanderthals, or ancient man?

    Massinsanity in reply to rochf. | September 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    And they thank any Native Americans present? What if said Native Americans aren’t Cherokee? What if they are Shawnee, the enemy of the Cherokee? Are they still thanked?

Actually, we didn’t take if from the Cherokee. Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana Purchase – we bought it from France. Tell these snowflakes to take it up with France.