American Indian Education
The land upon which the buildings of St. Louis Park Public Schools occupies are the ancestral homelands of the Dakota.
“We need to protect and honor the history and people of these places.”
-Native Governance Center
St. Louis Park Public Schools Land Acknowledgment
We are gathered on the land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples. I ask you to join me in acknowledging the Dakota and Ojibwe community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. St. Louis Park Public Schools also acknowledges that it was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous Peoples, including those on whose land this school district is located. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to dismantling the ongoing legacies of colonial power and the district’s desire to support the ongoing work of local Indigenous communities to thrive in our schools.