A poster designed by Autumn Dawn Gomez (Taos Pueblo / Comanche) that says "You are on Wahpekute Land"
The Improve Group recognizes that the land our office is located on was stolen from the Wahpekute Band of the Dakota Nation by the State of Minnesota and U.S. government through ethnic cleansing and forced removal.

We want to honor the Wahpekute Band, all the Dakota people, and all the Indigenous people, communities, and Nations of this region and across what is now the U.S. Learn a bit more about what is now the Minneapolis/St. Paul area here.

You may come to this page from many different locations; we invite you to understand and acknowledge the history and ownership of the land you are currently on. You can find out more about the land you are on here

Our organization’s ability to work and our staff’s ability to live here benefits from this injustice of stolen land. Because we continue to benefit from this injustice, we know an acknowledgment is only the beginning of our responsibilities to continue learning and taking action in our personal and work lives to contribute to a more just future.

While the mistakes we make in our learning journey are all our own, we want to thank those who have graciously supported us. First, we want to thank our partner Waapalaneexkweew (Dr. Nicole BowmanLunaape/Mohican) for her advice as we have learned more about the practice of land acknowledgement in our project work. We also appreciate feedback we have received from Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro - Biidabinikwe (St. Croix Chippewa/Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) and especially Kameron Runnels, Vice Chairman of the Santee Sioux Nation.