Bing tracking

Land Acknowledgement

Augsburg’s spirit is propelled by a heartbeat that started long before us. That heartbeat was present before our founding, when the land where Augsburg today stands was stewarded by the Dakota people. The Dakota are the original inhabitants of this area, and they are still here today. We honor their wisdom about this place and their recognition that we are all part of the same creation. We share their sense of obligation to the larger community, including to future generations.

This land acknowledgement statement is used at commencement and at university convocations. Individuals who wish to use or create a different land acknowledgement for an event are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of their remarks. Learn more about Indigenous land acknowledgement.