韦德 acknowledges that we are on the unceded lands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples. 距离韦德只有12英里, 明尼苏达河在一个叫Bdote的地方与密西西比河汇合, 这是达科塔州“两股水汇集的地方”. Bdote, 以及大都会州周围的悬崖地带, 是一个特别神圣的地方吗, a spiritual and physical place of creation for indigenous peoples of Minnesota.
We encourage each of us who are settlers on or visitors to this land to become familiar with the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples, 以及他们充满活力的生活和工作. We strive to interrupt the legacy of colonialism and indigenous erasure by supporting efforts to reunite and restore indigenous peoples to the land. 这就是定义 landback, 以及韦德官网进行土地承认实践的原因.
The legacy of colonialism and occupation is ongoing and actively harming Native American and Indigenous communities. 殖民者和占领者, 包括高等教育机构, 继续支持种族灭绝, 种族清洗, 偷来的土地, 强制驱逐土著人民.
Acknowledging and honoring the space we occupy is central to our 愿景 of building anti-racist learning and work environments.
2021年1月, President Arthur convened a committee to study land acknolwedgment statements and recommend policies and practices. The committee held listening sessions with the university's 美国印第安人咨询委员会 and 的声音, 美国印第安学生协会.
韦德 State recognizes that practicing land acknowledgment is an ongoing and continual project. In addition to acknowledging the land when the community gathers for public events and convenings, 韦德官网也努力在课程教学大纲中实践土地承认, 在协作的工作空间.
We invite all community members to practice land ackowledgment as part of our praxis of creating an anti-racist learning community. 在理想的情况下, learning community leaders can model this practice by reading the statement and sharing resources. 领导人应该: