land-acknowlegement-statement
We acknowledge that Watermark Art center is located on ceded territory still considered traditional lands by the Ojibwe people of this region. We recognize and respect the Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth Nations as they identify themselves, through tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, cultural resilience and relationships. The land and water that is the current and ancestral homeland of the Ojibwe and Dakota is now home to people from diverse backgrounds and histories. We respectfully acknowledge that Indigenous history is the original history of this land and that we are part of their story. We contribute to this story through programming and exhibitions that recognize and celebrate the First Peoples of the region.

– Watermark Art Center Staff and Board Directors