Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.

*More see MSU’s land acknowledgement page.

Photo Credits

All images used on this website are collected from resources with creators’ consent. Photo credits include:

  • Integrated Design Solutions: Christofer Lark & Kevin Marshall
  • MSU STEM Facility staff: Sheena Ballbach
  • Campus Photographer: Derrick Turner

Website Design and Maintenance

This website is built using Commons.

  • Content contributors and administrators: Stephen Thomas & Julie Libarkin
  • Maintenance: Laura Sumpter
  • Initial build: Cassandra Lem & Titi Kou-Herrema
  • Back-end support: Michael Thicke