The unveiling of Furman’s Land Acknowledgment Statement and Recognition of Furman’s first known Cherokee graduate, Shelby Parker ’15.
President Davis, Provost Ken Peterson, and Shelby Parker, a representative from the Cherokee tribe
Land acknowledgment statements are currently being written at universities across the country. The heart of such statements is the acknowledgment that the institution is situated on land once identified as the territory of one or more indigenous people groups. With such statements, commitments are made to educate students and the community about these Native people’s past and present. Contact person: Dr. Helen Lee Turner, Professor of Religion, 294-3295, personal cell: 864-414-3539.