For millennia, People of Color have paid tribute to their ancestors and the Divine with high regard and deep respect honoring the wisdom, guidance and appreciation given for their sacrifice(s) to bring peace, joy, goodness, love and prosperity upon the people and the earth that nurtures and gives life to them.
We acknowledge that this important work is taking place throughout the unceded territory of California, home to nearly 200 tribal nations. We acknowledge and honor the original inhabitants of our various regions. A land acknowledgement is a critical step towards working with native communities to secure meaningful partnership and inclusion in the stewardship and protection of their cultural resources and homelands. Let’s take a moment to honor these ancestral grounds that we are collectively gathered upon and support the resilience and strength that all Indigenous people have shown worldwide.
- California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center,
CSU San Marcos