The MacRostie Art Center is honored to be in Gaa-ginwaajiwanaag, Grand Rapids, located between the Leech Lake, Fond du Lac, Bois Forte, and Mille Lacs reservations. We acknowledge the generations of elders and youth; past, present, and future whose experiences of this place inform us of our responsibilities to each other as relatives. We also acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers of this territory including Oceti Sakowin Dakota Oyate and Metis people.

 

We acknowledge that we are located within homeland of the Anishinaabeg Ojibwe Nation.

 

We acknowledge that we are located on land ceded in the Treaty of Washington, commonly known as the 1855 Treaty, which affirms the reserved rights doctrine and the inalienable rights of Ojibwe people to uphold their interminable relationship to the landscape as originated from Gichi-Manidoo.

We are a grateful guest and strive to be good stewards of place and privilege.

 

This land acknowledgement is a living document open to changes. 

Unanimously adopted by the MacRostie Art Center Board of Directors on March 19, 2019.