I acknowledge that I am on the territory of the Nisenan, as well as potentially unrecognized tribes. I acknowledge that they are still here today, though nearly invisible.
I understand that I am on unceded land which has been in the hands of generations of indigenous custodians for thousands of years before us and will continue to be in their hands long after us. I understand that the original tribal families have yet to recover from the near genocide of their people.
I also acknowledge people of African descent brought here to this country and indigenous lands whose labor and bodies have been and still are exploited and brutalized. I honor their ongoing resistance to genocide and colonization.
If you would like to find out whose land you occupy please visit this site: Native Land