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Land acknowledgments

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment

The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people. By actively committing ourselves to truth telling, relationship building, wound healing, and justice seeking, we humbly offer our respect to the Dakota Elders and people, to Indigenous communities beyond the Dakota, and to the sacredness of “the land where the waters reflect the skies”—“Mni Sota Makoce.”

Pronunciation Note: min-ah-so-tah muh-coh-chay; alternative: mi-nee-show-tah muh-coh-chay

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