The City of Northfield adopted the following Land Acknowledgment Statement on November 17, 2020:
We stand on the homelands of the Wahpekute and other Bands of the Dakota Nation. We honor with gratitude the people who have stewarded the land throughout the generations and their ongoing contributions to this region. We acknowledge the ongoing injustices that we have committed against the Dakota Nation, and we wish to interrupt this legacy, beginning with acts of healing and honest storytelling about this place.
About land acknowledgement statements
Many books, websites, and museum exhibits document Dakota history, including: