Writing about Other Cultures: In apology and gratitude
By Marilyn Sigman,

Sign installed at a beach trailhead in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Tuggeht: Land Acknowledgment of Dena’ina and Sugpiaq lands project sponsored by Bunnell Street Art Center.

In response to comments I received on an earlier version of this article that it was not, in fact, in a form that was recognizable as an apology, I removed it. Here’s my next attempt at an apology and my expression of gratitude to those who educated me about the way my words came across in hurtful and offensive ways.