Where We Work
We are on Dakota homelands
Wakpá Tháŋka or Haha Wakpa is the Dakota name for the river that connects all waters and all lives where we live. Despite the ongoing deep injustices of violence and stolen land, the first human caretakers of this place continue to be powerful protectors of these lands and waters.
As a non-Native-led organization working on land stolen from the Dakota people, FMR’s mission to protect, enhance and restore the Mississippi River and its watersheds in the Twin Cities region is inherently intertwined with the work of our Indigenous neighbors and peers. ... Read our full land acknowledgment.
Featured photo: The confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, known to many Dakota people as Bdoté and often considered sacred. (Photo: Tom Reiter for FMR)