NEA will go beyond Land Acknowledgement to explore the concept of “Land Back”. NEA will recruit a committee of 10-12 Indigenous members that will reach out to federally recognized tribes for their recommendations about reparations. NEA will report the findings and recommendations to all delegates electronically one month before the 2022 deadline for delegate submissions for the NEA Legislative Program, Resolutions, and Policy Statements, Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules, and give a brief oral report at the beginning of the 2022 RA right after the Land Acknowledgement is read.


The United States broke its own law by seizing Native land, violating the Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the Constitution, which states that federal law is superior to laws passed by state legislatures. Land Back is restorative justice.

Submitted By


Thuynga Barr - OR

Strategic Objective

SO-3: Advance Racial Justice in Education

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2021-2022 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $61,760.