Prairie and spiderweb. Image courtesy of Jan Huber.

Introduction to Issue Seventeen

In recent years, the practice of land acknowledgements—making statements to acknowledge that white settlers to Turtle Island (what we now know as North America) are all on lands unethically, unconscionably, taken from Indigenous peoples who lived and thrived here long before settlers—has become common.

Thank You

After 16 issues and over four years of publication, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community continues both to expand the range of conversations to which we contribute and to connect with new contributors, readers, and communities.