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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The University resides on Dakota land ceded in the Treaties of 1837 and 1851. The IAS acknowledges this place has a complex and layered history. This land acknowledgement is one of the ways in which we work to educate the campus and community about this land and our relationships with it and each other. The IAS is committed to ongoing efforts to recognize, support, and advocate for American Indian Nations and peoples.
We will be updating this page with resources and information about the University's relationship to the land it occupies, how and why land acknowledgements are used at the University and at other institutions, and other ways you can learn and get involved.