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Ernest Joseph Oppegaard-Peltier III acknowledges that the land within the Minnesota Congressional District 8 is the territory of the Anishinaabeg and the Dakota people, and we honor them as that land past and present. I acknowledge the profound inequality in power relationships between Indigenous interest and its determination over imposed land, built on the seized state of Indigenous people. I will defend treaties and support the sovereignty of tribal nations and their citizens and will honor and respect Indigenous cultures, the wild-life, lands and water. 

 

I am from the land of Anishinaabe.

We are all the 7th Generation.