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Dear Supporters, We are appealing to you to request your help passing legislation that would exempt Indigenous building practices from the State of Minnesota’s building codes. The Makoce Ikikcupi (Land Recovery) project was launched in 2009 with contributions from settlers in Minnesota as a way to address the monumental crimes of land theft, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and colonialism perpetrated against Dakota people in our Minisota homeland. As current beneficiaries of those crimes, settlers have contributed personal funds to a land buy-back project. It was perceived as a way to right some historical wrongs. Thus, it is a project of reparative justice. After…

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Celebrating an Ongoing Commitment to Justice  By Waziyatawin, Executive Director Greetings from the Governing Council of Makoke Ikikcupi (Land Recovery)!  We know this update has been a long time coming. Makoce Ikikcupi is an all-volunteer project, and because of this, our efforts are dependent upon our personal and professional schedules. The last few years have been especially busy for us, but now that we have time to take a breath, we wanted to share our progress with all of you. This gives us an opportunity to celebrate what remains an important example of reparative justice work, especially at a time when…

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