Diversify Your Syllabus: Resources and Readings for Your Syllabus

Territory Acknowledgement

Territory acknowledgments bring awareness to Indigenous presence and land rights. It recognizes and respects that indigenous peoples as the traditional land stewards and the enduring relationship between them and the land. It is important to understand the history of this land and understand our place within the context. Below are some resources to develop land acknowledgments. 


Territory Acknowledgement for University of Minnesota

from the Native Land website and map.  Please note the disclaimer when using the site and map.


You are on the land of the 
Wahpekute (Link 1)
Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ (Link 1)
Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) (Link 1)


Cession 243 (Link 1)


Learn more about languages spoken on this land:

Santee (Link 1)

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University of Minnesota Resources

University of Minnesota resources around equity, diversity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students. These links have a wealth of additional resources.


Last Updated: Feb 28, 2024 11:39 AM