Land Acknowledgement Statement

September 11th, 2019

Acknowledging the historical legacy of violence and the ongoing struggle resulting from colonialism is essential before research work begins in the Mississippi River region.

Field Station 1

Before fieldwork on tribal lands can begin, first its legacy of settler violence and oppression must be acknowledged. We acknowledged the legacy of the land at Field Station 1 at the site of the first proposed Line 3 oil pipeline crossing. This site represents a critical intersection of the political concerns over land and resource rights that plague the Anthropocene.