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Dakota Land Acknowledgment

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Dakota kiŋ ded ohiŋni tipi.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts respectfully acknowledges that we gather on Dakota land.

De nakuŋ Imniżaska Otuŋwe eyapi otaŋiŋ. This place is also known as Imniżaska Otuŋwe (Village along the White Cliffs).

Hekta Dakota oyate kiŋ hehan nakaha k’a nakuŋ tokatakiya ded tipi k’a makoce kiŋ ohodapi heuŋ pidawicauŋkiyapi. We are obliged to the Dakota people, past, present, and future, who live here and protect this land.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Ordway will continue to honor our Native and Indigenous communities through the arts.

Dakota Land Acknowledgment Brochure
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We are grateful to all of the partners whose work informs this project.
Our special thanks to

Wambdi Wapaha, Glenn M. Wasicuna (Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in Manitoba) – Gwen N. Westerman, Ph.D. • Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate – Christal Moose • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe – Kate Beane, Ph.D. • member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe in South Dakota – Čhaŋtémaza (Neil McKay) • Spirit Lake Dakota Nation in North Dakota – Ethan Neerdaels • Bdewakantunwan Dakota – Denise Nelson • Dakota – Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

Art: Angela Two Stars • Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate – Design: Maryam Marne Zafar • Lenape/African American/French-Dutch