Land & Historical Injustices Acknowledgment

Our students and our communities are impacted by existing injustices and inequalities including redlining, racial covenants, health care inequities, environmental racism, and continued racial inequality.  These racial and cultural inequities have roots in our history as a nation of colonizers and settlers. As part of our mission to support and foster learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, Anoka-Ramsey Community College acknowledges that the land our college is located upon is the original homelands of the Anishinaabe and Dakota tribal nations.  We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land.  We encourage everyone to investigate the history of ​our communities–​their indigenous history, but also the potential injustices and inequities experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We must look back and expose society’s ills in order to move forward, do better, and create a sustainable world for all.