(Photo Caption) Photos by Monica Almeida.
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) and the LA City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC), seek a consultant to design and develop digital toolkits, guidelines, and training resources that will establish standards and protocols on the use of the County’s formal Land Acknowledgment in accordance with the Countywide Cultural Policy.
Developed over the course of many months in collaboration with local Tribes, the LANAIC and Arts and Culture drafted a land acknowledgment for use by County agencies. On November 1, 2022, Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Janice Hahn authored a motion that was unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors to adopt this language as a formal Land Acknowledgment for the County.
The tribal leaders who participated in the process to develop the Land Acknowledgment stressed the importance of toolkits, training, and educational resources that should be made available to County agencies to avoid further harm. Such resources include, but are not limited to, guidance on what a land acknowledgment is, why it is important, how it should be used, when Tribes should be invited to participate, and additional resources that the County should make available including information on the history of the region’s local Tribes, glossary of terms, audio pronunciation guides, videos featuring first-person narratives, and information about using Indigenous methods to care for the land.
These materials will be made available online for use by Los Angeles County agencies and others. Businesses, organizations, and/or individuals that are interested and qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.
January 19, 2023 - RFP Opens
January 19 - 25, 2023 - Question Period
January 27, 2023 - FAQ Document Published
February 9, 2023 - Proposals Due | 4PM (PST)
April 3, 2023 - Consultant Begins
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