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This Land Acknowledgement video produced by Rev. James Muske, Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, for use at Synod Assembly April 2023.

We wish to recognize and honor all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to call this land their home. We respect the rich history and ongoing relationship Native peoples have with this land and the many contributions of Indigenous peoples to this place. We honor their distinctive cultural heritage by working to fulfill our commitments stated in “A Declaration of the ELCA to American Indian and Alaska Native People.”

We invite you to download the video and utilize whenever you gather.


The Northeastern Minnesota Synod is empowering congregations and ministries to encounter and share the love of God in Christ Jesus.


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