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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.

麦德龙州承认土地的创造

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.

韦德官网的流程

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.

经谘询 本地治理中心和歌ŋ帐篷中心, committee drafted the university's core land acknowledgment statement and developed a resource guide and action steps.

麦德龙美国原住民社区的建议

  • 尊重当地的土地,讲述这片土地的故事
  • 承认校园设置和空间的土地
  • 走的走, don’t just talk the talk: land acknowledgement must include resources allocated to support the Native American community

练习土地致谢

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:

  • Avoid asking Indigenous and Native American community members to perform the labor of land ackowledgment.
  • 在社区会议上分享核心土地认收声明, 在事件的材料, 学习社区标准.
  • Implement action steps that reflect the theme and focus of your event or gathering. 例如, instructors could include indigenous art and scholarship from their fields in course materials, 并为土著社区提供服务和赔偿.
  • 注意事件过程中的语气和位置.
  • Avoid a "one-and-done" approach: be creative about ways to consistently acknowledge and celebrate indigeneity in your course or program.
  • 与土著人民和社区建立真正的互惠关系.

韦德的行动

有助于恢复

  • 为学生奖学金/助学金资助 谁在他们祖先的土地上上大学.
  • 免费提供本地用户使用韦德官网的设备 & 土著群体
  • 与他人建立深厚的互惠关系 和歌ŋ帐篷中心这是一个由圣保罗本地人领导的非盈利组织
  • 支持和发展麦德龙 美国印第安人咨询委员会, 本机圆 空间,学生组织 的声音.
  • 增加美国印第安人雇员在大学的代表.

加强与明尼苏达部落学院的关系

  • 建立与 明尼苏达州的四所部落学院
  • Ongoing discussions with tribal college presidents about how we could deliver baccalaureate education for their students and communities