Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge Touchstone Mental Health services are located on current and ancestral lands of the Dakota people, who hold this land sacred.

Ceded by the Dakota in 1847 and 1851 treaties, this land holds great importance for the Native peoples of this region. We acknowledge the painful history of forced assimilation and loss of land led to significant cultural, physical, and emotional harm of Indigenous people.

We honor and respect the diverse Native peoples still connected to this land, who retained tribal sovereignty, treaty rights and cultural resilience.

By offering this land acknowledgment, we recognize colonialism is an ongoing process and hold ourselves accountable to counter the historical and current injustices that impact Indigenous people.