Posted on July 11, 2023

Native Americans Join Call for Reparations Over Minnesota Treatment of Tribal Lands

Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, July 9, 2023

Native American tribes are seeking reparations for land that was “taken” from them across the country, joining a movement among Black Americans demanding restitution from the government for past oppression.

State-run universities in particular are facing pressure to address the acquisition of their land, often purchased from Native American tribes for far less than the land was worth. The University of Minnesota is one that has faced particular pressure.


The movement comes months after a report scolded UMN for its historic mistreatment of the state’s tribes.

The report called on university officials to hire more Native American faculty, offer students additional financial support, and give back land as reparations for the damage.

The report said that the university’s founding board of regents “committed genocide and ethnic cleansing of Indigenous peoples for financial gain {snip}”