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DML Land Acknowledgement created this summer

We ask that you take a moment to honor that we are on Dakota land. Macalester is situated on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people, particularly the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgement to honor the Dakota people,…

News

Board considers funding free menstrual products

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with the now-official weekly moment of reflection on the stolen Dakota land Macalester is built on. MCSG Vice President Ariana Hones ’18 framed the moment with the Trump administration’s recent decision to reduce the formerly-indigenous land dedicated to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah. “Land that…

Opinion

Indigenous population at Mac deserves better

by Proud Indigenous People for Education [email protected] Macalester College was built on land that belongs to the Dakota people. The Dakota, an Indigenous sovereign nation, were forced into exile after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. This exile is much more complicated than Minnesota history chooses to remember: it is a direct result of the settler…